One of the more recent additions to the series’ castPercy Jackson and the olympians‘ he was Timothy Omundson (‘Psych’), chosen as Hephaestus, the blacksmith of the gods.
On your Twitter profile, Omundson garnered praise for the production, writing:
“I wrapped up my first episode last night. This show will blow your fins off, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever been involved with. It will be incredible. Thanks,
I wrapped, my first episode, last night. This show is going to BLOW your fins off it’s unlike ANYTHING I’ve ever been involved with. It’s going to be incredible. thank you, @DisneyPlus https://t.co/ImRBOkfJ9q
— 🇺🇦Timothy Omundson🇺🇦 (@Omundson) November 18, 2022
Unfortunately, the star did not go into detail.
But, it is worth remembering that Hephaestus does not technically debut until ‘The Titan’s Curse’, the third book of the pentalogy written by Rick Riordan🇧🇷
The author acknowledged this change on his personal blog, noting that fans will “understand why” the series disney+ sped things up.
“This is another role that we’ve introduced on the show, so you get to know Hephaestus a little earlier than in the books, and when you see him as a character, you’ll understand why we’re introducing him now. Omundson was a perfect choice and his children are fans of Percy Jackson. I am happy to see great actors with children of excellent taste.”he wrote (via comic book🇧🇷
Since production began in June of this year, the series has released some images, hints and even ended its presentation at the D23 Expo with a small trailer of the hero played by Walker Scobell navigating Camp Half-Blood.
Since then, production has resumed in Vancouver and is expected to finish filming the first season in January 2023. And, even though the premiere will only take place in 2024, riordan assured fans that the wait will be worth it for an important reason.
“The TV format is one of the things I love most because it gives us the time and space to tell the whole story of the book, ‘The Lightning Thief’, in a way that is a little more faithful to what I wrote. I think this is the adaptation fans have been waiting for. It’s so good that I can finally tell my readers who’ve followed me for years. This is the adaptation you’ve been wanting and dreaming about.”the author told Entertainment Weekly.
See the full interview:
Recently, our editor-in-chief Renato Marafon participated in DisneyD23 and had the opportunity to interview the stars of the adaptation.
On video, Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson), Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth Chase) and Aryan Simhadri (Grover Underwood) talk about their characters, which are their favorite books in the saga, which Gods wanted to have as parents and much more.
The cast will also feature Virginia Kull (Sally Jackson) Glynn Turman (Chiron), Jason Mantzoukas (Mr. D), Megan Mullally (Alecto), Timm Sharp (Gabe Ugliano) Dior Goodjohn (Clarisse LaRue) Charlie Bushnell (Luke Castellan) and olivea morton (Nancy Bobofit).
In all, the saga written by riordan contains five books: ‘The Lightning Thief’, ‘Sea of Monsters’, ‘The Titan’s Curse’, ‘The Battle of the Labyrinth’, and ‘The last Olympian’.
The plot revolves around Percy, a teenager who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, Greek god of the seas, and is then sent to Camp Half-Blood to reunite with other half-bloods. There, Percy meets his friend and mentor Grover Underwood, a teenage satyr, and meets Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena.
Chris Columbus directed the film adaptation of the first volume, ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’which brought in its cast Logan Lerman🇧🇷 Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, and Jake Abel🇧🇷
Despite receiving mixed reviews, the film grossed nearly $227 million around the world, from a budget of $95 million.
In 2013, ‘Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters‘ just invoiced $199 million and received harsh criticism about the narrative, which strayed too far from the original novel.