The upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians series just added a few key gods and monsters. Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, and Jessica Parker Kennedy join the Disney+ adaptation of Rick Riordan’s novels.

Copeland will play Ares, god of war. The character is described as “handsome in a wicked way and arrogant, despite not always being the sharpest tool in the shed. He loves conflict and acts as an agent of chaos wherever he goes.” Copeland is best known as Edge, a WWE Hall of Famer, though he has also appeared on shows like Vikings, Haven, and The Flash. His role as Ares in Percy Jackson will be in a recurring guest star capacity.

Cryer guest stars as Echidna, the Mother of Monsters. The character is described as  “dangerous, intimidating, and strangely maternal. She enjoys her task of challenging heroes and will test Percy’s faith in the gods.” Cryer previously starred in HBO’s Silicon Valley. She has also appeared on shows like The Fosters and Shameless, and will next appear in the AMC series Straight Man.

Kennedy rounds out the recent casting. She will play Medusa, the gorgon “wronged by the gods and bitter. Medusa lives in isolation until travelers stumble on her emporium. She is welcoming to some and a threat to others.” Kennedy is known for her roles as Nora West-Allen in The Flash and Max in Black Sails.

Copeland, Cryer, and Kennedy will join series leads Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson), Aryan Simhadri (Grover), and Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth).

Percy Jackson and the Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson (Scobell), who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover (Simhadri) and Annabeth (Jeffries), Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.

Source: Variety

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