The “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series on Disney+ has added Jay Duplass and Timothy Omundson in guest-starring roles. Difference He learned alone.
The pair will appear in the series with Walker Scobell as Percy, Ariane Simhadri as Grover and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth. Additional cast members include Virginia Cool, Glynn Thurman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Tim Sharpe, as well as Dior Gudgeon, Olivia Morton, Charlie Bushnell, and recent additions such as Adam Copeland, Susan Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Duplass plays Hades, the god of the underworld. In the official character description, “Hadis feels alienated from his family and misunderstood. He holds grudges for past wrongs and keeps his cards close to his chest.
Omundsen plays Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths. “Hephaestus was crippled when he was thrown from Mount Olympus as a child,” says the characterization. “Despite this, his strength is legendary, and his capacity for kindness and mercy is what sets him apart from his brothers and sisters in the Dog-Eater world of gods.”
As an actor, Duplass currently appears in the HBO series “The Industry,” which was renewed for a third season in October. He also recently starred in the Netflix series “The Chair” opposite Sandra Oh. He is known for his roles in shows such as “Clear” on Amazon, “Search Party” on TBS and “The Mindy Project” on Hulu. He and his brother Mark are film and television writers and directors, including work on shows such as “Room 104,” “Somebody,” “Animals” and “Unity.” In film, Duplass has written and directed such projects as “Cyrus,” “Jeff Lives At Home” and “Bagged.”
It is repped by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and CAA.
Omundsen is best known for playing Carlton Lassiter on the hit USA Network series “Psych.” He has portrayed the role in the three “Psych” TV series since 2017, despite suffering a stroke that same year. He has made a successful return to acting, most recently in shows like “This Is Us,” “American Housewife” and “New Amsterdam.” Earlier in his career, he starred in shows like “Judging Amy” and “Galavant.”
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Based on the same book by Rick Riordan, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” follows a 12-year-old demigod (Scobell) as he “comes to terms with his newfound divine powers when he was Zeus, the god of the sky.” He was accusing him of stealing his master’s lightning,” the logline explained. “With the help of his friends Grover (Simhadri) and Annabeth (Jeffreys), Percy must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to find him and restore the Olympus system.”
The Disney-branded television series is currently in production in Vancouver. Riordan and Jon Steinberg are writing the pilot with James Bobbin directing. Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Shots are helming the series with Bobby, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Burt Salke, Monica Owusu-Brien, Jim Rowe, Ander Enstrom, Jett Wilkinson and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vain, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg. The 20th is a television studio.