The Adam Project’s Walker Scobell is Percy Jackson in the upcoming Disney series…
Welcome to Walker
“Demigods, the time has come. I am thrilled to introduce you to Percy Jackson,” wrote Riordan. “Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who blew us away with his audition tapes for the role of Percy. Many of you recently discovered how great Walker is when you watched…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,” he added.
“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.”Rick Riordan
Walker is a huge fan…
Riordan also added, “Aside from being a rising star, Walker is also a super-fan of the books, having read everything through The Trials of Apollo. He already owns a Camp Half-Blood T-shirt, as you can tell from the photo above. He had no idea I was going to be on this Zoom call. He didn’t know the call was to tell him he got the part.”
“The shirt was just him repping his love for the series, and that look of surprise is totally genuine.”
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The time is nigh, Percy Jackson fans. Enjoy!