Disney+ has released a teaser revealing the release date for their upcoming series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”
The planned Disney+ series, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling “Percy Jackson” books, stars “The Adam Project” actor Walker Scobell as a young man who discovers he is the titular son of the Greek god Poseidon.
Along with series fragments, we hear in voiceover, “The stories that I have told you about Greek gods and half-bloods — they are real.”
Meanwhile, a series of title cards teases, “The gods are waiting.”
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” according to Disney+, “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.”
The synopsis continues, “With help from his friends Grover (Aryan Simhadri) and Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries), Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as the trickster messenger god Hermes, while Adam Copeland — best known as WWE Hall of Famer Edge — plays Ares, the god of war.
“Silicon Valley” actress Suzanne Cryer and “The Flash” star Jessica Parker Kennedy are also in the cast, which features Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Timm Sharp, Megan Mullally and Jason Mantzoukas.