As production continues on Percy Jackson and the Olympians in Vancouver, Disney+ has announced the addition of three new cast members who will be joining previously announced leading stars Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri.
Dior Goodjohn (Head of the Class) and Charlie Bushnell (Diary of a Future President) have been cast for the recurring guest star roles of Clarisse La Rue and Luke Castellan, who are both demigods and residents of Camp Half-Blood. Meanwhile, Olivea Morton has been tapped for the guest-starring role of Nancy Bobofit.
“The live-action series tells the fantastical story of the titular 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus,” reads the synopsis.
The three new character descriptions are listed below:
Goodjohn’s Clarissa La Rue – is a child of Ares, god of war. She is a strong-willed and competitive fighter who doesn’t let much stand in the way of her winning. Intensely loyal to her close friends, she’s intimidating to newcomers and a bully to Percy.
Bushnell’s Luke Castellan – is the counselor of the Hermes cabin and the undisputed coolest kid on the block, Luke looks like he’d be more at home with a surfboard than in Greek armor. That doesn’t stop him from being the best swordsman around.
Morton’s Nancy Bobofit – is said to always speak her mind at the expense of others. Loud, proud and a teacher’s pet, Nancy gets particular pleasure from picking on Percy.
The series currently stars Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) as the titular demi-god, Leah Sava Jeffries (Empire) as Annabeth Chase, Aryan Simhadri (Disney’s Spin) as Grover Underwood, Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Mr. D, Virginia Kull (Big Little Lies) as Sally Jackson, Glynn Turman (Fargo) as Chiron, Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) as Mr. Dodds, and Timm Sharp (Briarpatch) as Gabe Ugliano.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will be directed by James Bobin from a screenplay co-written by Riordan and Jon Steinberg (The Old Man), based on Riordan’s first installment of his hit Camp Half-Blood Chronicles book series.
Executive producers are Riordan, Bobin, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg. 20th Television is set as the studio.