Lightning Strikes a Modern Demigod in the First “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” Trailer

The first trailer for Disney+’s Percy Jackson and The Olympians has arrived, revealing Rick Riordan and Jonathan E. Steinberg’s upcoming series about the titular demigod Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) and his tempestuous connection to the Gods of Mt. Olympus. Those connections include the mighty and mightily peeved Zeus (the late Lance Reddick), who accuses Percy of stealing his master lightning bolt. Yikes.

Being on Zeus’s bad side is not the only thing troubling Percy. He is just a 12-year-old kid in the modern world, after all, dealing with poor grades, bullies, and the weight of feeling like nobody could possibly understand what he’s going through. Luckily for Percy, though, there are people who understand, including some clutch friends like Grover (Aryan Simhadri), who’s not just your average kid, either, and Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries). This trio will embark on a wild adventure as Percy tries to find the master lightning bolt and bring the madness on Mt. Olympus to a halt.

Percy Jackson and The Olympians boasts a terrific cast that includes Megan Mullally as Alecto/Mrs. Dodds, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa, Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus, Jelena Milinkovic as Nereid, Jason Gray-Stanford as Maron, Lin Manuel-Miranda as Hermes, Toby Stephens as Poseidon, Glynn Turman as Chiron/Mr. Brunner, Adam Copeland as Ares, and Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson.

Check out the trailer below. Percy Jackson and The Olympians premieres on Disney+ on December 20:

Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, 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 and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.

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Featured image: L-r: Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth, Aryan Simhadri as Grover, and Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson. Photo courtesy Disney.


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