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Leah Jeffries is Annabeth Chase

This post is specifically for those who have a problem with the casting of Leah Jeffries as Annabeth Chase. It’s a shame such posts need to be written, but they do. First, let me be clear I am speaking here only for myself. These thoughts are mine alone. They do not necessarily reflect or represent the…

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Mother’s Day / My First Week at the Studios

First, a very happy Mother’s Day to all those celebrating, especially to my wonderful wife Becky, the ‘Sally Jackson’ to our sons, the kind of mom we all wish we had in our lives as kids. My own ‘Annabeth’ life partner. Love you forever. New Percy Covers In other happy news, the refreshed North American…

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The Trio is Complete!

Friends, the main trio is now complete for the perilous but exciting quest known as Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The TV series! I am delighted to introduce you to . . . Grover Underwood In his young life, Aryan Simhadri has already proven himself a veteran actor. He recently starred in Disney+’s film Cheaper…

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What a Week!

Thanks to everyone who welcomed our first cast member, Walker Scobell, into the PJO family this past week! The response was incredible, positive and supportive, which says a lot about this fandom. Just a gentle reminder: I am no longer on social media. Ashlee does a great job posting and retweeting fun content. Becky keeps…

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Meet Percy Jackson!

Demigods, the time has come. I am thrilled to introduce you to Percy Jackson. Photo Credit: Disney/Paul Lorei Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who blew us away with his audition tapes for the role of Percy. Many of you recently discovered how great Walker is when you watched his movie The Adam…

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Greetings from Laistrygonia

There’s a joke in The Sea of Monsters about how to translate “Laistrygonians” — the cannibalistic giants from the far north — into English. When Percy asks, Annabeth thinks for a minute, then deadpans: “Canadians.” The joke, of course, is that nothing could be farther from Laistrygonians than Canadians, who are lovely people and who…

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A Typical Week . . .

It has been another busy week so far at Athena House in Boston. There really isn’t a ‘typical’ week for me. Every day brings a different schedule and new challenges, but I thought I could share a little bit about what my days have looked like recently. Monday: Our first work day since returning from…

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Back from the West Coast

Hello, friends! Becky and I have just returned from a ten-day trip to Los Angeles and Vancouver. Why were we there? That information is top secret, but its initials are P.J.O.T.V. We started our adventures in L.A. the weekend of the Super Bowl, and no — when we planned this trip, we had no idea…

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Color Me Green

As you might have heard, Percy Jackson and the Olympians got the official green light from Disney+ this week! Here’s my announcement video below. This is great news, obviously, and we couldn’t have done it without the enthusiasm and support of millions of Percy fans making themselves heard. Thank you for that! Becky and I…

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The Month of Janus

Happy January, the month of Janus! The god of doorways has two faces, looking forward and backward, in and out, which makes him an appropriate deity for the beginning of a new year. Last month, I looked backward at some of the amazing things that 2021 brought. Now, I want to mention a few great…

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