The finale of Percy Jackson and the Olympians has been released, but a big question remains: who will be able to take over the role of Zeus after the death of his interpreter Lance Reddick?
The first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians ended in style with its eighth and final episode on Disney+. Still, she left her viewers with many unanswered questions.
In addition to the intrigue which clearly prepares for a season 2 whose official announcement is still awaited, there remains a big problem: one of the most important characters in history, Zeus, has lost his interpreter. Indeed, actor Lance Reddick tragically died before the series aired.
Who will be cast as Zeus in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians sequel?
Currently, there is no clear favorite to take over the role of the Greek god Zeus in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney+.
Co-showrunners Jonathan Steinberg and Dan Shotz recently sat down with Variety to talk about the series finale and how they would handle the new casting of Zeus following the death of Lance Reddick from a heart condition. after the end of filming.
Asked how they planned to replace him, Jonathan Steinberg said: “Our approach to the matter so far has been to seek to pay homage both to his performance and the character he shaped, but also to find a new person capable of doing the same thing, while giving them enough space to express themselves. It’s difficult for two human beings to coexist in one character. But these things happen, and you have to accept it.”
Jonathan Steinberg went on to say that the showrunner duo still had some time to think about how to rework the role, as audiences “won’t see Zeus again for a while”at the start of season 2. remark: “It’s a big responsibility for anyone trying to recreate someone else’s performance and, as Dan pointed out, to enter a family without being crushed by the shadow of their predecessor. It’s very weird. I don’t think anyone wants to go through that, but we’ll do our best to ensure that we don’t feel uncomfortable with the character, whatever his future holds.”
Dan Shotz echoed his costar’s words, explaining, “The good thing is that Lance Reddick will be immortalized this week as Zeus,”echoing the release of episode 8. “Whatever ‘it comes next, we will know how to deal with it.’
While awaiting the official announcement of a sequel, the first season of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is now available in full on Disney+.