The project is at the very early stages of development.
Disney has announced the casting for the lead role in the television adaptation of the Percy Jackson book series. This was stated by the author of the novels Rick Riordan.
According to the writer, the casting process is at an early stage, and now Disney is focused on the character Percy Jackson, who will be the main character in the upcoming series. Riordan noted that the whole team has a lot of work to do.
“We still have a long way to go before anything is officially confirmed, but this is definitely an indicator that things are going in the right direction. We continue to support this project and are very happy to move forward! ” – said the writer.
In addition, he shared the details of the casting. As Riordan noted, Disney is looking for a talented actor who can play a 12-year-old boy. As in other projects of the studio, producers look primarily at talent, not limiting themselves to race, skin color and other characteristics.
“We will follow Disney’s policy of ‘We are committed to a diverse and inclusive casting experience.’ For each role, please provide qualified performers, regardless of disability, gender, race and ethnicity, and so on, ”said Riordan.
According to him, now all the forces of the team are aimed at finding the main actor, after which the studio will be engaged in casting for the rest of the characters. It is not yet known exactly when the show will air.