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The Disney+ Percy Jackson Series Casts Lance Reddick As Zeus, Toby Stephens As Poseidon


So who exactly are the two Gods complicating the life of our favorite chaotic demigod? Lance Reddick’s Zeus is described as “the all-powerful god of the sky and leader of Mount Olympus.” Tempestuous and mistrustful, Zeus promises to wage a war if his stolen thunderbolt is not returned. 

The sky god is typically considered the most powerful, so not many would dare to challenge him. But Poseidon has always believed that if he can tame the sea, he can take on his temperamental brother. Per his official character description, “Although seemingly absent in Percy’s life, many of Poseidon’s qualities live in Percy; stubbornness, impulsiveness, and loyalty. Though he has stayed away throughout Percy’s life, his deep feelings for his son (and Percy’s mother, Sally) are evident.”

As usual, the news was announced in tandem with world-class blogger (and “Percy Jackson” author) Rick Riordan making a new post to his website, where he praised the casting choices and gave fans an update on the production process. Filming is currently wrapping up in Vancouver, with months of post-production expected to follow. Could the series arrive before the end of the year? No release date has been officially announced, so let’s just keep crossing our fingers.

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