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‘Percy Jackson’ Actors Are Announced

The new Percy Jackson series coming to Disney+ has been long-awaited by fans of the Rick Riordan book series who disliked the movie adaptations and wanted a remake (including the author Rick Riordan himself), and now we finally know who is playing the iconic trio from the Percy Jackson books!

In the Percy Jackson novels (which follow the adventures of demigods, aka children who have one mortal parent and one Greek god parent), Percy is the son of Poseidon who befriends a satyr named Grover and a demigod named Annabeth (who is the daughter of Athena). The trio join other demi-gods and mythological creatures at Camp Half-Blood in between their quests and their efforts to protect Olympus.

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Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson in the first movie adaptation of ‘The Lightning Thief’. The movie also starred Alexandra Daddario. Credit: IMDb

The actor playing Percy Jackson in the new series — who is replacing Logan Lerman, the actor who played Percy in the poorly-received films — has already been announced: it’s Walker Scobell, who has only just garnered recognition for his lead role in The Adam Project opposite Ryan Reynolds.

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Walker Scobell Credit: Variety.com

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According to D23, Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries have been cast as Percy’s best friends, Grover and Annabeth!

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Leah Sava Jeffries, Walker Scobell, and Aryan Simhadri Credit: Disney+

Aryan Simhadri is a 15-year-old actor who has been on Will & Grace as well as How To Live With Your Parents, and who has also played roles in The Main Event film and the Disney Channel Original Movie called Spin.

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Aryan Simhadri Credit: D23

Leah Sava Jeffries is playing Annabeth Chase; this young actress has recently had roles in Empire and the movie Faith Under Fire, and she is also featured in the upcoming movies Beast and Something from Tiffany’s.

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Leah Sava Jeffries Credit: D23

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About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.