With production having actually just recently covered on the series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians‘ Zeus star Lance Reddick is commemorating his casting in a brand-new behind-the-scenes video. The upcoming Disney+ program marks the 2nd effort to adjust Rick Riordan’s dream book series of the very same name following the badly gotten movies from the early 2010s. Unlike the films, Riordan has a close hand in the program’s advancement, assisting co-write the pilot with co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, while likewise sharing regular updates from the set.
Just over a week after he was revealed to be in the program, Lance Reddick has actually required to Twitter to commemorate his Percy Jackson and the Olympians casting.
#PercyJacksonandtheOlympians @DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/xCCefkG1OL
— Lance Reddick (@lancereddick) February 6, 2023
The star, who is set to play Zeus in the Disney+ series, required to sharing a BTS video in which he displays the back of his chair from the set, which plainly shows the Percy Jackson and the Olympians logo design, and his character’s name. Reddick likewise displayed his own enjoyment for the function with an amusing and short on-camera look in the video, which can be seen above:
Zeus’ Percy Jackson Role Explained
With the books taking significant motivation from Greek folklore, Zeus is a quite direct adjustment of the most significant Greek god, along with among the Big Three Olympic gods together with Poseidon andHades Zeus is very first presented, and mostly seen, in the launching book The Lightning Thief, in which his lightning bolt has actually been taken eventually prior to the start of the story and is triggering stress among the gods. The book followed Percy as he looked for to recover the lightning bolt and bring back peace to Mount Olympus, while likewise more discovering the nature of his demigod capabilities and the Greek gods’ impact on modern-day society.
Zeus was formerly brought to life for the very first film adjustment, Percy Jackson & & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, where he was played by Game of Thrones alumSean Bean The movie, which included lots of other variances from its source product, opened with the Greek god conference with Poseidon, represented by Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kevin McKidd, and straight implicating his kid Percy of taking the lightning bolt and threatening to wage war amongst the gods if the demigod does not return the bolt to Mount Olympus prior to theSummer Solstice While Bean’s casting was consulted with some anticipation from audiences, the modifications made to the book left a bad impression concerning his Zeus representation.
Reddick’s casting as Zeus for Percy Jackson and the Olympians marks another interesting chapter for the star over the last few years. While the series itself was consulted with combined evaluations, Reddick’s turn as renowned bad guy Albert Wesker for Netflix’s Resident Evil saw much favorable reception, while others excitedly await his return as Continental concierge Charon in both John Wick: Chapter 4 and spin-offBallerina Given his well-known operate in functions needing gravitas, Reddick’s turn as Zeus in Percy Jackson and the Olympians might be a noteworthy upon the program’s 2024 premiere.
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