Rick Riordan Confirms Three More Greek Gods Are Coming

Percy Jackson and the Olympians continues to round out its supporting cast. Earlier this week, Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda joined the ensemble as Hermes, the divine parent of series antagonist Luke Castellan. Miranda’s Hermes joins Jason Mantzoukas’ Dionysus and Adam “Edge” Copeland’s Ares as the only Greek gods currently cast on the show. That said, another Olympian could join the ranks sooner rather than later.

On his website, author and executive producer Rick Riordan shared that the god of the dead is currently on the… Percy Jackson set.

“I had a nice chat with the god Hades. I can’t tell you who it is yet, but he did a great job,” said Riordan. wrote. “And wow, the Underworld set! Great stuff as usual from our art & design team.”

This confirms that Hades will indeed show his face in Season 1, which ties in with the events of The lightning thief. In that book, Hades acts as a prominent player towards the end, as one of the last stops on Percy’s quest is in the underworld itself. Hades was previously brought to life by Steve Coogan in the film adaptation of Riordan’s 2010 novel.

In addition to Hades, Riordan also confirmed that Poseidon and Zeus will be appearing in Season 1. That said, don’t expect a full Olympic council in the first eight episodes.

“I can imagine everyone is curious about casting for the other Olympian gods. As you know from the books, if you’ve read the books, not all twelve Olympian gods appear in book one, so not all gods appear in season one and not all gods are cast yet,” Riordan continued. “Actors should be cast from scripts and scripts should be written season by season.

“Aphrodite, for example, probably won’t show up until season three, assuming we’re lucky enough to get a season three, so the casting is at least 2-3 years away. Apollo and Artemis, same thing. Hestia, Hera and Demeter probably wouldn’t appear until season five.”

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is currently in production and is expected to run until January 2023.

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