Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Casting News - Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell and Olivea Morton Book Recurring Roles on 'Percy Jackson'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Casting News - June 21, 2022

The CW's All American: Homecoming; and Disney+'s National Treasure & Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

  • Jacob Vargas has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama starring Lisette Olivera and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Mr. Iglesias. He also recurred on Netflix's Luke Cage and FX's Mayans M.C.
  • He will play Rafael, a rugged, treasure-obsessed, adventurous soul with a good sense of humor.
  • Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell and Olivea Morton have booked recurring roles on the upcoming drama starring Walker Scobell. Goodjohn previously starred in HBO Max's one-season comedy Head of the Class. Bushnell starred for two seasons in Disney+'s Diary of a Future President. Morton appeared in the short films And Yet They Speak and Better Now.
  • Goodjohn will play Clarisse La Rue, a child of Ares and god of war. He is a strong-willed and competitive fighter who doesn't let much stand in the way of her winning. Intensely loyal to her close friends, she's intimidating to newcomers and a bully to Percy (Scobell).
  • Bushnell will play Luke Castellan, the counselor of the Hermes cabin and the undisputed coolest kid on the block. He looks like he'd be more at home with a surfboard than in Greek armor. That doesn't stop him from being the best swordsman around.
  • Morton will play Nancy Bobofit, who always speaks her mind... at the expense of others. Loud, proud and a teacher's pet, she gets particular pleasure from picking on Percy.
  • Rhoyle Ivy King has been promoted to series regular for the drama's upcoming second season. He recurred during the first season - appearing in 10 episodes. He previously guest starred on FX's Pose, Freeform's Party of Five and HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls.
  • He plays Nathaniel, the non-binary, gender-fluid personification of fly AF. Equally masculine and feminine, Nate brings another kind of hustle to Bringston that isn't found on a field or court - she's a pre-law student, a thriving stylist and loyal above all. Her friends are her world, particularly Simone (Geffri Maya) and Keisha (Netta Walker).