Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+ has completed its pantheon of gods. Lance Reddick and Toby Stephens are joining the series as Zeus and Poseidon. The pair joins Walker Scobell as Percy, Aryan Simhadri as Grover, and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth. In addition, they’re joined by Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullaly, Timm Sharp, Dior Goodjohn, Olivea Morton, Charlie Bushnell, Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Timothy Omundsen, and Jay Duplass.
Poseidon is the god of the sea and Percy’s father in the series. Here’s 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.
Zeus is described like this…
The all-powerful god of the sky and leader of Mount Olympus, Zeus is tempestuous and mistrustful. He’s promised to wage a war if his stolen thunderbolt is not returned.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows a 12-year-old demi-god as he’s getting to know his powers. Zeus accuses Percy of stealing his master lightning bolt. This leads him on a journey with his friends Grover and Annabeth to find the bolt and restore order to Mount Olympus.
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