With the Disney+ adaptation, the gods of Olympus are set to descend upon the silver screen with a tremendous roar! Poseidon, the Lord of the Seas, will be played by the gifted Toby Stephens, while Zeus, the King of the Gods, will be played by the energetic Lance Reddick, according to author Rick Riordan. With these two cinematic titans bringing the realm of Greek mythology to life, the ‘Percy Jackson cast’ has never been more epic.
Percy Jackson Casts Poseidon and Zeus
Percy Jackson and the Olympians are set to embark on a new adventure as they bring two of Greece’s most renowned people to life.
Toby Stephens (Black Sails) has been cast as the great Poseidon, Lord of the Seas, in the highly anticipated Disney+ series based on Rick Riordan’s popular book series. Meanwhile, Lance Reddick (The Wire, John Wick) will channel Zeus, King of the Gods and Ruler of Mount Olympus.
The revelation of the Percy Jackson cast was confirmed on the show’s official Twitter account, which featured a shot of Reddick and Stephens standing behind Walker Scobell, who will portray the main protagonist Percy.
We heard your calls all the way from Olympus. Welcome to #PercyJackson and the Olympians.
⚡️ Lance Reddick as Zeus
⚡️ Toby Stephens as Poseidon pic.twitter.com/r9LtW37znI
— Percy Jackson (@PercySeries) January 26, 2023
The program has no fixed launch date; however, production began in May 2022 and is expected to conclude in January 2023. From time to time the production is announcing the major Percy Jackson Casts swiftly.
In September 2022, Disney+ aired a teaser:
“If you’re a fan of the books or even if you just love a good adventure, you are going to love this show. We still have months and months of post-production work to do, but the team is wrapping up in Vancouver with a sense of pride and accomplishment,” Riordan stated in his blog post.
“When we finally meet Poseidon toward the end of season one (just as we do in the book), Toby is incredible on screen,” Riordan further stated about the Percy Jackson Cast. “When he delivered some of Poseidon’s iconic lines, I got chills. And seeing him and Walker together, you can absolutely believe they are father and son.”
(Percy Jackson Cast)
When the series was initially announced, Ayo Davis, head of Disney Branded Television, commented on the following.
“With Rick Riordan, Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz leading our creative team, we’re deep into creating a compelling TV series worthy of the heroic mythological characters that millions of Percy Jackson readers know are well-worth caring about, and we’re eager to invite Disney+ audiences into stories that are true to the blockbuster franchise and full of anticipation, humor, surprise, and mystery,”Ayo Davis