Percy Jackson and the Olympians has reached another huge checkpoint. The serialized adaptation of Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels wrapped production earlier this month and ended filming after an eight-month shooting stint in Vancouver. With all episodes of Season 1 included, Percy Jackson is now moving into an extensive post-production process that is expected to take most of 2023. While there are still many months to go before the eight-episode first season airs on Disney+, Percy Jackson celebrate the conclusion of a production journey of almost a year.
Among them is Leah Jeffries, the Beast actress who plays Annabeth Chase. Jeffries shares some photos of himself along with co-stars Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson) and Aryan Simhadri (Grover Underwood), captioning, “THATS A WRAP ON PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS SEASON ONE!”
Jeffries appeared on an Instagram Live soon after, highlighting her appreciation for her Percy Jackson role as the daughter of Athena.
“There’s nothing to hate or dislike about being Annabeth. I love Annabeth so much,” Jeffries said. “There’s nothing even to hate on her.”
Jeffries becomes the second actress to bring Annabeth to life, as Alexandra Daddario previously played the character in two film adaptations of the Percy Jackson books. ComicBook.com’s Nicole Drum recently spoke to Daddario while promoting Mayfair Witcheswhere she proclaimed her excitement about the upcoming reboot.
“I’m really excited about the series and I hope people love it,” said Daddario. “I have stepchildren now, and you realize it [shows like Percy Jackson] getting children to read. It makes children think. It makes them understand what it’s like to be different and to struggle with things.”
Joining Jeffries is the celebration was Lance Reddick, the John Wick actor who joined the production last month as Zeus. Reddick took to his Instagram to share a video of him “ZEUS” production chair.
While iterations of Zeus have been in dozens of movies over the years, Reddick’s particular version of the sky god has only made it to the big screen once before. Sharing the screen with Daddario in the 2010 Percy Jackson movie was Sean Bean, as he played Zeus in a few scenes. That depiction saw the king of the Olympians in traditional Greek armor, far removed from the Percy Jackson books, with the gods in modern attire. Reddick’s Zeus already appears to be more faithful to the source material, as he can be seen in his signature pinstripe suit in a previously released official image.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is now in post-production.
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