At long last, we finally have a new Percy Jackson. Disney and 20th Century Television are working on a live-action series for Disney+ called Percy Jackson and the Olympians, telling the story of the beloved character from Rick Riordan‘s novels. On Monday, Riordan and Disney announced that young actor Walker Scobell had landed the coveted role and is set to lead the series, which begins production this summer.
Scobell is a newcomer to Hollywood but has already made a big impression on fans. The actor starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in Netflix’s The Adam Project, playing the 12-year-old version of Reynolds’ Adam. It was clear early on the film that Scobell would be a big star going forward, and he now officially has his first major role.
The fans of Percy Jackson are many and they wasted no time getting online to share their excitement over Scobell’s casting. The decision to have Scobell play Percy seems to be an instantly popular one. Every fan chatting on Twitter loves the casting and can’t wait to see what young Scobell does with the role.
You can check out a few of the Percy Jackson fan reactions below!
cant wait for percy jackson to trend now that WE KNOW WHO HE IS AISJCODMSKDK
HES SO HAPPY HES READ ALL THE BOOKS AND EVERYTHING LOOK pic.twitter.com/1xPkGyxVXH
a book-accurate percy jackson is rlly here pic.twitter.com/sp22q3ZyP5
NAHHH HE IS FKN PERFECT FOR THE ROLE OF PERCY JACKSON pic.twitter.com/PCjHebwcK9
THIS IS MY PERCY JACKSON I AM OFFICIALLY THE #1 WALKER SCOBELL PROTECTOR pic.twitter.com/oXcMFQ3UHV
WALKER SCOBELL IS OUR PERCY JACKSON I REPEAT OUR PERCY’S FINALLY HERE ???????? pic.twitter.com/FvVXAMkGIL
we’re gonna see the entire percy jackson cast grow up on screen together i cant do this today pic.twitter.com/QRuDpZ4iuE
me to 12 year old me after the percy jackson casting announcement: pic.twitter.com/2D15LY6u4v
I know I am a full grown adult but I am so excited about the Percy Jackson casting!!!
percy jackson??? percy jackson!!! pic.twitter.com/QC1L1L6ec8
He’s percy jackson. No matter what happens I’ll protect this kid with my entire soul pic.twitter.com/ZbTQCNanoy