The “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series at Disney+ has announced it has added three more to the cast.
Dior Goodjohn and Charlie Bushnell have joined the series in recurring guest roles, and Olivea Morton will guest in a smaller role.
The Actors and Their Characters:
Dior Goodjohn will portray Clarisse La Rue, a child of Ares, the god of war.
She’s a strong-willed and competitive fighter who doesn’t let much stand in the way of her winning, and she also bullies Percy.
Goodjohn most recently appeared in the “Head of the Class” reboot at HBO Max.
Charlie Bushnell will play Luke Castellan, the counselor of the Hermes cabin, and the best swordsman around.
Bushnell previously appeared as a series regular on the Disney+ series “Diary of a Future President.”
Olivea Morton will play the part of Nancy Bobofit who is known to speak her mind and act the teacher’s pet. She also picks on Percy.
This will be the first major television role of Morton’s career, after acting in two short indie films. Congrats Olivea!
According to Riordan, who is on set daily, “All three of these young actors are doing an incredible job on set. We are lucky to have such talented and genuinely nice people to work with. It makes coming to work each day a pleasure!”
The Rest of the Cast
Also set to recur in the series in adult roles are the recently announced Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Timm Sharp and Megan Mullally.
Based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”
The books tell the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson.
He is just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt.
With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” was first announced in January of this year, and is currently in production in Vancouver for a 2023 debut on Disney+.