The “Percy Jackson and the OlympiansA series at Disney+ has added three new actors to the cast, diverse I learned exclusively.
Adam Copeland, Susan Cryer, and Jessica Parker Kennedy are the latest additions to the cast of the series based on the Rick Riordan novels by Percy Jackson. Previously announced the triple accession Series lead Walker Scoble and regulars series Ariane Simhedry and Leah Sava Jeffries.
Copeland will appear as a recurring guest star as Ares, the God of War. Ares is described as “viciously handsome and arrogant, although not always the sharpest tool in the shed. He loves conflict and acts as an agent of chaos wherever he goes.”
Known as Edge, Copeland is a WWE Hall of Famer who returned to the ring in January 2020 after a nine-year hiatus due to medical issues. He is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in shows such as “Vikings”, “Haven” and “The Flash” as well as films such as “Money Plane” and “Interrogation”.
He was represented by OAZ and A3 Artists Agency.
Cryer will star as Echidna, the mother of monsters. The character is said to be “dangerous, fearsome, and oddly maternal. She enjoys her mission of defying heroes and will test Percy’s belief in the gods.”
Cryer has starred in the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley” as well as the ABC sitcom “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place.” She also had roles in such shows as “The Fosters”, “All Rise” and “Shameless”. She is currently a series regular in the upcoming AMC series “Straight Man” starring Bob Odenkirk.
She is represented by A3 Artists Agency and Essential Talent Management.
Kennedy will be the guest star as Medusa, the infamous Gorgon. According to her official character description, Medusa is “overshadowed by gods and bitterness. Medusa lives in solitude until travelers find her shop. She welcomes some and is a threat to others.”
Kennedy is best known for playing Nora West-Allen in “The Flash” as well as for playing Max in the Starz pirate saga “Black Sails”. Her recent TV roles include “The Old Man” on FX and “Colony” on USA Network. Her movie credits include ‘Gemini’, ‘The Perfect Man’ and ’50/50′.
It has been represented by Gersh, Luber Roklin Entertainment, and Goodman Genow.
According to the series’ official recording line, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” “tell the fictional tale of a 12-year-old, Percy Jackson (Scoble), who has just come to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master’s thunderbolt. With the help of his friends. Grover (Simhedre) and Annabeth (Jeffreys), Percy must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to find her and restore order on Olympus.”
Guest star crew also includes Virginia Cole, Glenn Torman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mulally, Tim SharpBeside Dior Judjohn, Charlie Bushnell, and Olivia Morton.
Disney Branded Television is currently being produced in Vancouver. Disney First look at the series revealed At D23 in September.
Riordan and John Steinberg write the pilot, directed by James Bobin. Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Schutz oversee the series and serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salk, Monica Uso Brin, Jim Rowe, Anders Engstrom, Jett Wilkinson, Elaine Goldsmith-Finn of the Gotham Group, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg. 20th TV is the studio. Salk was a former president of Touchstone Television and had originally put the program in development.