Wondering how to audition for Percy Jackson? The casting call for the forthcoming Disney Plus series has begun, so here’s how to audition from home.
The Percy Jackson books encouraged many kids to get into reading back in the 2000s and they were arguably ripe for adaptation from the get-go.
Written by American author Rick Riordan, the first novel in the series – The Lightning Thief – was released in 2005 and was adapted into a movie back in 2010, with director Christ Columbus at the helm.
A sequel – Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – was released in 2013 and served as an adaptation of the 2006 novel. However, the further three instalments never reached screens.
So, many fans of the books are thrilled to learn that Disney Plus has begun the casting process for a new series.
Here’s how to audition for Percy Jackson…
How to audition for Percy Jackson at Disney Plus
Disney is calling for actors who can play the role of Percy and you can send in your audition tape to the link below for consideration.
The email to send the audition footage to is [email protected].
Now, here are the things to consider before applying…
To audition, you must be able to “play 12”. If you can, choose your favorite passage from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series and film yourself reading it.
It’s important that you look directly at the camera [straight-on] during a portion of the audition. This allows the person viewing the tape to see your face as you deliver lines.
Once you have delivered the passage, you must state your NAME, AGE, HEIGHT, and WHICH CITY you live in.
Once recorded, email the audition footage as either a .mov or .mp4 file.
Click on the link here to read the instructions and details of the audition process in more detail.
Percy Jackson: Disney Plus casting call
At the moment, the team is only accepting auditions for the main role of Percy Jackson, so it’s worth considering this before selecting your favourite passage from the books.
As highlighted by ScreenRant, the series is in very early stages at the moment but it’s said that season 1 will be an adaptation of 2005’s The Lightning Thief.
Rick Riordan is involved in the project and clarified in a blog post that they are looking for somebody who can pass as “12” years old:
“We are looking for an actor who can ‘play 12’. That allows for a range in the actual age of the actor, but the goal is to stay true to the original story and have Percy’s character age from 12 to 16 over the course of the TV series, assuming of course we are lucky enough to make all five seasons…”
He also adds that sending a tape to the aforementioned email “is the only means through which unsolicited audition tapes will be considered.”
It’s certainly worth giving the blog post a read in full before getting to work on your audition tape.
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