There is little doubt that Percy Jackson and the Olympians will feature an Olympian or two. However, a new update from Rick Riordan has confirmed that the Big Three are already being cast. So who will play Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus? And more importantly, will Logan Lerman portray the God of the Seas?
Rick Riordan recently added a new post to his blog where he discussed the casting for Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The author revealed that not all of the major gods will be making an appearance in the first season but Riordan did confirm that the important ones are being cast right now.
"Still to come for this season: the Big Three, Hades, Poseidon, Zeus. When those parts will be announced publicly, I’m not sure yet," he wrote.
So what are the chances that we'll get to see Logan Lerman as Poseidon in the series? Riordan gave a lengthy response.
"The answer should not surprise you if you’ve read anything I’ve said about the movies over the last decade, but I’ll say this again: A lot of wonderful, talented actors were involved in those movies. I have been quite open about my feelings concerning the adaptations, but that is no fault of the actors, whom I have enjoyed watching in many other great screen productions," he wrote.
"That said, the whole point of me being involved in the TV show is to make sure this is a completely different production and a fresh start for Percy Jackson. That means an entirely new cast putting their own spin on the characters, and it’s important for the cast and crew that they have a clean slate to work from," Riordan wrote. "Because of that, there will be no crossover casting between the movies and the new TV show. This must be and will be its own thing."
That sounds like a "no" and although it's disappointing to know that Logan Lerman will not be in the series, we're looking forward to the casting of the Big Three.