Disney+ Original series Percy Jackson and the Olympians made its New York Comic Con debut on the Empire Stage today.
Fans in the room were treated to a special sneak peek with never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series and received an even bigger surprise when best-selling author and series executive producer Rick Riordan, and fellow executive producer Rebecca Riordan, came out on-stage to introduce the final clip.
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians panel showcased an in-depth conversation with series executive producers Jon Steinberg, Dan Shotz, and James Bobin, who also directed the first two episodes.
They were joined by four members of the production team, production designer Dan Hennah, costume designer Tish Monaghan, VFX supervisor Erik Henry and ILM VFX supervisor Jeff White. During the panel, they revealed first-look photos of the many guest actors, including:
Lin-Manuel Miranda as “Hermes”
Megan Mullally as “Alecto” aka “Mrs. Dodds”
Toby Stephens as “Poseidon”
Virginia Kull as “Sally Jackson”
Jason Mantzoukas as “Dionysus” aka “Mr. D”
Jay Duplass as “Hades”
Glynn Turman as “Chiron” aka “Mr. Brunner”
The late Lance Reddick as “Zeus”
Adam Copeland as “Ares”
Charlie Bushnell as “Luke Castellan”
Dior Goodjohn as “Clarisse La Rue”
Jessica Parker Kennedy as “Medusa”
Suzanne Cryer as “Echidna”
Timm Sharp as “Gabe Ugliano”
Timothy Omundson as “Hephaestus”
Created by Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is executive produced by Steinberg and Dan Shotz alongside Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Bert Salke, The Gotham Group’s Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg, James Bobin, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson.
The epic eight-episode series launches with a two-episode premiere on December 20 on Disney+, followed by new episodes weekly.
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.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.