Ever since Walter Scobell was announced as the titular character in the upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney+, fan have been wondering who would play Annabeth and Grover. To be fair, they probably wondered well before that, too. Well, the wait to find out is at an end. It was announced that Leah Sava Jeffries (Rel, Empire) and Aryan Simhadri (Cheaper By the Dozen) would play Annabeth and Grover, respectively.
Of course, since Annabeth has blonde hair in the novels and Jeffries does not, the online reaction is…exactly what one would expect. (And we’re sure the complaints are really about her hair color and not something else. We’re absolutely sure.) But series author Rick Riordan is having none of that nonsense.
But, then, if any of those people thought he was the type to have their backs, they haven’t been paying attention.
As huge fans of the series of novels, we can’t wait for Percy Jackson and the Olympians. We’ve always loved the dynamic between these three characters. So of course we can’t wait to see it play out on our screens. (And we may be suckers for Percabeth, the romantic relationship between Percy and Annabeth. Just a little bit.)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians will release on Disney+ in 2023.