Monday, April 11, 2022

Casting News - Walker Scobell to Play Lead Role in Disney+'s 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Casting News - April 11, 2022

ABC's The Good Doctor; Disney+'s Percy Jackson and the Olympians & National Treasure; and FOX's Accused.

  • Jill Hennessy will star opposite Michael Chiklis in the premiere episode of the episodic anthology series. She currently stars in Showtime's City on a Hill, which returns for its third season in July. She previously starred for three seasons in NBC's Law & Order and six seasons in NBC's Crossing Jordan.
  • She will play Lynn Corbett, the immaculately curated and tightly wound wife of Dr. Scott Corbett (Chiklis) with a tough exterior, yet fragile interior that causes her to ignore many of their son's violent red flags that concern Scott.
  • Walker Scobell will play the lead role in the upcoming drama based on the series of novels. He currently stars in the Netflix film The Adam Project.
  • He will play Percy Jackson, a 12-year-old modern demigod who's just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.
  • Hollis Jane Andrews has landed a recurring role on the drama's fifth season. She previously guest starred on Disney's K.C. Undercover, TV Land's Nobodies and FX's Better Things.
  • She will play Sophie, a smart and savvy documentarian whose inspiring documentary projects have won her many accolades and awards. Born with dwarfism and being a person with a disability herself, Sophie is immediately intrigued by her aunt's doctor - autistic surgeon Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) and his neurotypical fiancée Lea Dilallo (Paige Spara)... for reasons that Sophie will reveal along the way.
  • Justin Bartha will reprise his role from the feature film franchise as a guest star in the upcoming drama starring Lisette Alexis and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He previously starred in The Hangover film franchise and for two seasons in Paramount+'s The Good Fight.
  • He plays Riley Poole. He previously played the character in 2004's National Treasure and 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He is the first actor from the films set to appear in the series, which follows a completely new story.