Disney+ has unveiled the first look at the three main characters from the Percy Jackson reboot series, Percy Jackson and the Olympiansin honor of the demigod’s birthday on August 18.
In a tweet, the show’s official account posted a photo of the stars. The image shows Walker Scobell, who plays the main character, Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth Chase) and Aryan Simhadri (Grover Underwood) in character with the forest as the backdrop.
“It is a very special day, demigods. Happy birthday, #PercyJackson! We’re celebrating with a gift just for you… #PercyPreview,” they wrote in a caption.
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The stars celebrated Percy’s birthday by eating blue cupcakes. In the books, Percy’s favorite color is blue and his mother makes blue cupcakes for him as a birthday present. The Empire State Building in New York City as well turned blue in honor of the demigod’s birthday.
The Empire State Building holds great importance in the books as it is the gateway to Olympus, which is the seat of the Olympian Gods. To get to Olympus, you need to climb to the 600th floor.
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In addition to the three main characters, the show also stars will and graceMegan Mullally as Alecto, aka Mrs. Dodds; brooklyn nine nine star Jason Mantzoukas plays Dionysus, who also goes by Mr. D; Glynn Turman will play Chiron, aka Mr. Brunner, a wise centaur; Virginia Kull will appear as Percy’s mother, Sally Jackson; and Timm Sharp plays his stepfather Gabe Ugliano.
The first season of the show will follow the story of the first book in which Percy, an average school boy with ADHD, is tasked with retrieving Zeus’ thunderbolt after he discovers that he is, in fact, the son of Poseidon. He goes on this mission with his best friend Grover, who is a satyr, and Annabeth Chase, who is the daughter of the Greek goddess Athena.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians It will stream exclusively on Disney+.