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Percy Jackson Star Logan Lerman Praises His TV Series Successor

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Logan Lerman says he has no advice for Walker Scobell, star of Disney+’s upcoming series adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Logan Lerman, who originally played Percy Jackson on the big screen, doesn’t think his successor Walker Scobell needs any advice from him.

Lerman portrayed Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in 2010 and once more in 2013 for the sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Scobell, however, is set to portray the title character in the upcoming Disney+ series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In an interview with, Lerman praised Scobell when asked if he had any advice for the new Percy. “I don’t think he needs any advice,” Lerman said. “The kid’s really talented.”

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“The only advice I can give him is just to enjoy it while you’re doing it,” Lerman continued. “I think when you’re young, at least when I was younger [playing Percy Jackson], you almost forget to enjoy it as you’re a part of it. I really enjoyed it while I was doing it. Just take each second in and enjoy the newness of what you’re doing and being a part of something like that. That would be the only thing I would tell him. I’d feel like a bit of a schmuck, giving him advice. You’re great. You’re there for a reason. Just do your job.” Scobell already has one major credit under his belt, starring alongside Ryan Reynolds in 2022’s The Adam Project.

The Original Percy Jackson Cast Supports the Disney+ Series

Lerman previously shared his excitement for the Disney+ series for both its casting choices and the heavier involvement of Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan. He also denied the possibility of a cameo in the show, saying, “Could [I do it]? Sure, but I’m not!” The Disney+ series is looking to feature a more diverse cast than the original movies, with Percy’s two best friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood portrayed by Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri.

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief starred Lerman, Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth, and Brandon T. Jackson as Grover and was released in theaters in 2010. Following the 2013 release of Sea of Monsters, however, a planned third movie was scrapped due to poor performance. Riordan, who wrote the five-novel series, had almost no involvement in the production of the Percy Jackson movies and was famously disappointed by the final products.

According to Riordan, Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians will have the opportunity to correct some of the movies’ unpopular changes, according to Riordan. The author serves on the series as an executive producer and co-showrunner. “Filming has followed the book story very closely, almost as if the author were involved himself!” Riordan said. The first teaser for the series was released in August and featured an almost exact narration of the first novel’s opening paragraph.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is scheduled to arrive on Disney+ sometime in 2024.


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