Disney+'s upcoming Percy Jackson adaptation, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, is rounding out its trio of heroes. The live-action show, which is based on Rick Riordan's book series, will feature Aryan Simhadri as Grover and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth. The pair joins previously-announced lead Walker Scobell.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians will follow Percy, a 12-year-old modern demigod who has recently accepted his new powers, and his friends Grover and Annabeth as they embark on an epic adventure to restore order to Olympus.
Simhadri will play a satyr named Grover. A half boy and half goat disguised as a 12-year-old boy, Grover seems callous at first but cares deeply about his friends. Simhadri has appeared in several Disney projects, including the recent Disney+ Cheaper by the Dozen remake and the Disney Channel original movie Spin.
Jeffries will play Annabeth, the strategic and brilliant daughter of the Greek goddess Athena. Jeffries is best known for her role as Lola on Empire. She's also appeared in the Fox comedy Rel and is set to star alongside Idris Elba in the upcoming thriller Beast.
Production on Percy Jackson and the Olympians starts soon in Vancouver. The series' premiere date has not yet been announced.
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TOPICS: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Disney+, Aryan Simhadri, Leah Sava Jeffries, Walker Scobell