Demigods, new casting news just dropped! Three new cast members have been revealed to the upcoming live-action Percy Jackson and the Olympians series set to air on Disney+ in the future, per Variety.
First up, we finally have found our antagonist in Charlie Bushnell (Diary of a Future President), who will be portraying the one and only Luke Castellan, son of Hermes. The 18-year-old will easily play into the age-accurate casting that’s been promised from the jump (and delivered) of this production’s announcement, one of the many letdowns from the movie duology.
Additionally, Dior Goodjohn has been cast as Clarisse LaRue, daughter of Ares. Clarisse can be described as 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 also quite intimidating to newcomers” — which will include Percy as we know from the books.
Last but not least, Olivea Morton (Fear, And Yet They Speak) has been cast in the role of Nancy Bobfit, Percy’s young nemesis at Yancy Academy (there’s nothing like demigod preteen beef, am I right?).
These young actors join the previously announced main trio Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri, who will play Percy, Annabeth, and Grover, respectively. Additionally, ensemble cast members Jason Mantzoukas, Virginia Kull, Megan Mullaly, Glynn Turman, and Timm Sharp were recently announced.
As always, stay tuned for more updates as they become available. While you wait for more news, make sure to check out our other coverage on the show’s developments and all things Rick Riordan — including all of his upcoming projects in 2022 and beyond.