Original Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman raves about the new Disney+ show and is enthusiastic about its future. The actor is also pleased to pass down Poseidon’s trident.
Lerman played the titular role in the Percy Jackson film series: 2010’s The Lightning Thief and 2013’s Sea of Monsters. Along with him were Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson as Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood, respectively.
Out of the five installments of the book series, only two were adapted to film. Now, Lerman says he is excited to witness the development of the Disney+ TV series adaptation of the story that older fans came to love and for new generations to appreciate, too.
Lerman Responds To The New Percy Jackson Series
In his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lerman expressed his thoughts about the upcoming series:
“I’m excited too, I’m really excited. I’m curious to see it, I think that everything I’ve seen so far, like peripherally, just about like casting and how they’re doing it and that Rick is running it, just makes me happy, it makes me happy for the fans, and I’m excited for this new generation to watch it.”
Lerman praises the new cast and the fact that author Rick Riordan is involved in the creative process. Note that Riordan was not totally involved in the movie adaptations and that he was not impressed with them. Among the new cast of the Percy Jackson series are Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri.
The actor also answered the question of the century: will he appear in a cameo role in the series? Lerman hesitatingly replied, “Sure, but I’m not!” Fans have been expressing their interest on social media for the original actor to take on the role of Poseidon, Percy’s father.