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Percy Jackson director releases new behind-the-scenes photos

ByDebra J. Aguilar

Aug 9, 2022

Production continues to progress Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The serialized reboot of Rick Riordan’s hit book series began its eight-month shoot in Vancouver last June, and has already filmed at least one “non-book scene” created exclusively for the show. Percy Jackson also has the luxury of using a “fully tricked out extra large volume”, not unlike big-budget Disney+ productions The Mandalorian and Obi Wan Kenobi before that.

Beyond the technical aspects, the specificities of the show remained close to the vest. The eight-episode first season will follow the events of Riordan’s first episode in his young adult Greek mythology series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thiefand will star Walker Scobell in the lead role.

While much of the production took place on StageCraft’s virtual production stage, Percy Jackson does its fair share of filming on location. Director James Bobin took to Instagram to share some of the views from the Vancouver setting, highlighting a lake and wooded area believed to be Camp Half-Blood.

While these set images don’t reveal any of the bells and whistles of Camp Half-Blood, they do give a good idea of ​​what fans can expect from the layout. The lake is a particularly prominent feature, as various bodies of water located throughout Camp Half-Blood are home to major moments of The Lightning Thief. In Percy’s first Capture the Flag game, Poseidon’s son is tasked with patrolling the river, as the water feeds it. At the end of the book, Percy has a pivotal conversation with Luke by the same river, culminating in the son of Hermes revealing his villainous allegiances.

Bobin’s director’s chair positioned by the lake could mean Percy Jackson films one of the aforementioned book scenes, or it could be a completely original segment created for the show. Producer Becky Riordan revealed earlier this week that Percy Jackson would film a “bookless scene” that she helped create.

“Today, by filming a scene without a book, I helped create a scene that improves the logic of the story,” Becky wrote on Aug. 8.

Whatever this scene is, it probably won’t include Annabeth. Actress Leah Sava Jeffries, who plays Athena’s daughter on the show, is currently in New York to do press for her upcoming film, The beast.

Percy Jackson is currently in production and has no release date.