Those who have grown up with the Percy Jackson book series might think that this new teaser trailer for the upcoming Disney+ show feels familiar. And that’s really the highest compliment you can pay an adaptation. So far, we’ve seen brief glimpses of the mythology-based series, but this is the first time we’re getting a good look at how the story will come to life. This new trailer for Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians finally introduces us to the adventure and, integrally, the quest that awaits us in the show. Percy Jackson may not have wanted to be a half-blood, but we sure can’t wait for his story to find its way back to our screens.
The Percy Jackson Series’ Plottiest Teaser Trailer Yet
It’s hard out there for a half-blood. There are bad grades, bullies, all the normal stuff, and then there’s your teacher turning into a monster in front of your eyes. But that’s just life when your father is a god of Olympus. And not only that one of the Big Three, to boot. But, as Grover tells us in this teaser trailer for Percy Jackson & the Olympians, the important thing is not to panic. Got it! That will be important advice, though, as Percy sets off on a road trip across America to complete his quests. It’s a good thing he’ll have Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood by his side.
The Disney+ Series’ New Images, Synopsis, Cast Information
You can also take a look at a bunch of new images from Percy Jackson & the Olympians. These new looks at the series feature Percy, Annabeth, and Grover across their epic journey.
Additionally, alongside the Percy Jackson & the Olympians trailer, a release for the series shares more about its plot and cast. It notes:
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.
The epic eight-episode series features exciting guest stars, some of which can be seen in [Percy Jackson & the Olympian‘s] teaser trailer, including Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hermes”), Megan Mullally (“Alecto” aka “Mrs. Dodds”), Toby Stephens (“Poseidon”), Virginia Kull (“Sally Jackson”), Jason Mantzoukas (“Dionysus” aka “Mr. D”), Jay Duplass (“Hades”), Glynn Turman (“Chiron” aka “Mr. Brunner”), the late Lance Reddick (“Zeus”), Adam Copeland (“Ares”), Charlie Bushnell (“Luke Castellan”), Dior Goodjohn (“Clarisse La Rue”), Jessica Parker Kennedy (“Medusa”), Olivea Morton (“Nancy Bobofit”), Suzanne Cryer (“Echidna”), Timm Sharp (“Gabe Ugliano”), Timothy Omundson (“Hephaestus”).
That’s quite a mouthful of guest stars; a heroic amount of them, in fact. And, as mentioned, you can glimpse more than one of them in the Percy Jackson trailer. There are many actors we’re excited to see, but especially the late Lance Reddick. We have no doubt his performance as Zeus will be powerful and wonderful.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians Disney+ Release Date Information
Percy Jackson & the Olympians will release on Disney+ on December 20. It will have a two-episode premiere on that date, and new episodes will follow weekly. There is no news yet on what time Percy Jackson & the Olympians will release on Disney+, but we’re hoping it follows the 6:00 PM PT/9:00 PM ET Disney+ formula.