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'The Adam Project' star Walker Scobell cast as titular demigod in Percy Jackson reboot

The Adam Project World Premiere At Alice Tully Hall In New York
The Adam Project World Premiere At Alice Tully Hall In New York / Monica Schipper/GettyImages

The Adam Project star Walker Scobell has been cast as the titular demigod in the new Percy Jackson reboot on set to premiere on Disney+.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a series adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels, is set to premiere on the House of Mouse app sometime in 2023. Disney+ is yet to announce an official release date for the series.

Rick Riordan, an executive producer of the Disney+ series, announced the news of its casting Monday morning on his website.

“Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who blew us away with his audition tapes for the role of Percy,” Riordan wrote. “Many of you recently discovered how great Walker is when you watched his movie The Adam Project, in which Walker lit up the screen as a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character. We were fortunate enough to audition Walker months before that movie came out, but the film only confirmed what we already knew about his talent. It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect mix of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, snark and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson.”