Logan Lerman speaks out regarding Disney Plus’ upcoming Percy Jackson series. The star shared if he would appear in the series.
Last month, it was announced that a Percy Jackson series is in the early stages of development at Disney Plus. However, Lerman’s presence in the forthcoming series remains to be unconfirmed.
Percy Jackson series in the works at Disney Plus
Rick Riordan, the book series’ author, alongside his wife Becky, revealed the news on a video posted on Twitter. The clip was accompanied by a written statement that reads:
“For the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world. Some of you have even suggested it would be a great series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more! We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality.”
Riordan further disclosed that the show would follow the original Percy Jackson five-book series. It will, reportedly, start with The Lightning Thief in season 1. The author also assured fans that he and his wife would drop more updates concerning the series soon.
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— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020
Logan Lerman shares insight about the forthcoming Percy Jackson series
Following the release of this announcement, viewers of the Percy Jackson films have been persistent about showing support to the actor who held the role first. Since Logan Lerman has already outgrown his role as Percy Jackson, fans have another idea for him. A fan campaign was made to get him to portray Percy’s father, Poseidon, in the reboot.
Logan Lerman, consequently, voiced his opinions about the possibility of starring in the TV series. The actor told Entertainment Tonight that he potentially could, but he believes any casting announcements are still a long way off.
“I’m curious if there would be a role that would be interesting for me or something like that. I’d definitely consider it.”
Lerman has also shared that he was touched by all the attention he got despite outgrowing the role. The star furthered:
“Honestly, I’m amazed by it and I’m flattered that people still talk about the Percy Jackson series.”
— Logan Lerman (@LoganLerman) May 14, 2020
More about the Percy Jackson series
The upcoming Disney Plus show will be based on Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series. It comprises five books, namely: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian.
The story follows the life of the trouble-prone teenager Percy Jackson. His life went a lot more complicated when he learned that he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon. At the training ground for the children of deities, Percy learns to harness his divine powers and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
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