The series is set to follow 12-year-old Percy Jackson (Scobell), a modern demigod who,

after finding out his Greek deity parentage, must go on an adventure to find the sky god Zeus’ master lighting

bolt after being accused of stealing the prized possession. In the form of the classic hero’s journey,

Jackson travels across the United States with a few allies as they try to restore balance to Olympus.

In a post on his website, Percy Jackson And The Olympians author Rick Riordan revealed the casting news and explained

how Scobell fit the bill of the snarky hero. “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,” said Riordan.

Future casting news for the rest of the Camp Half-Blood crew doesn’t seem far off,

as Riordan revealed that the two other lead roles of Annabeth Chase

Walker Scobell in Percy