May 11, 2022

Percy Jackson Author Speaks Out Against Racist Complaints Over Casting

Author Rick Riordan has spoken out against fans upset about casting choices for the upcoming Disney+ adaptation of his series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The series follows Percy, a neurodivergent teen who finds out his father is the Greek god Poseidon, making him a demigod. As he contends with his new powers, he’s accused by the god Zeus of stealing his lightning bolt. Percy journeys with his friends Annabeth and Grover to restore order to the heavens. On Thursday, the cast for two of the main characters of the show were revealed. Even though Riordan has said the response...

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