This week on Prophecy Radio, Karen and Kristen discuss the latest casting additions to Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians adaptation, including Chiron, Mr. D, Mrs. Dodds, Sally Jackson, and Gabe Ugliano. In addition, the hosts once again tackle all the latest news across the Rick Riordan Universe (including Rick Riordan Presents) as well as return to their Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth review with chapters 7 and 8. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.
News and Updates (00:01:50)
- We’re kicking off this week’s episode with Rick’s June 12 blog post.
- It’s always good when Rick reminds us how complicated it is to make a TV show!
- What’s an average day like for Rick and Becky?
- It’s awesome to hear they’re still doing rigorous COVID testing.
- Can you believe how many sets they’ve already gone through!?
- Rick is ALWAYS working on stuff—including a new book!
- Episodes are constantly getting tweaked, but this is a good thing.
- We once again need to recommend the behind-the-scenes documentary for Frozen 2.
- Rick also lets us in on some industry secrets.
- The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim is out in the world and getting translated into Polish, Turkish, and Italian!
- Don’t forget to listen to our Graci Kim interview from last week!
- We saw some treetops and got very excited.
- BTW, we’re not going to speculate about cast members (you can visit @updatespercy for that)
- Read Riordan had a queer characters article go up, and we talk about why it was taken down.
- Maybe Moon Knight could raise interest in the Kane Chronicles adaptation!
Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast (00:27:17)
- Stay up to date with all of the Percy Jackson TV show cast announcements right here.
- First up, Virginia Kull! Despite the fact that our dreams were dashed, we’re really excited to see her in this role.
- It’s very easy to love and empathize with Sally as a character.
- What do we know her from?
- Thank goodness she chose to become an actor instead of a doctor!
- We’re still riding high about the fact that we got Jason Mantzoukas right!
- Even Rick thinks he’s perfect for this role.
- He’s also been in a MILLION projects, so there’s plenty of proof he can play a character like this one.
- And who knew he was an accomplished jazz drummer!?
- Megan Mullally as Mrs. Dodds wasn’t who we were expecting, but we’re VERY excited about this.
- Her role on Will & Grace is iconic, but she’s been in plenty of other projects, too.
- She and her husband also have a podcast!
- Glynn Turman has had a legendary career, and we are in awe of everything he’s accomplished.
- He’s also pretty much a real-life Chiron without the horse body.
- We get excited about the roles we’ve seen him in, then talk once again about his first prominent role and the relationship he’ll probably build with Walker.
- And then there’s Timm Sharp, who is probably a cool dude even if he’s playing a terrible character.
- He’s been in some not-so-family friendly roles, but he’s clearly a funny guy.
- We’ll do another episode like this when more casting drops!
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth chapter reviews (00:54:37)
- It feels so good to be back to our chapters!
- Let’s start with Battle of the Labyrinth chapter 7.
- Kampê is a super old monster and that makes her even more scary!
- Briares is interesting and sad.
- Thank goodness for Paul Blofis.
- Poor Tyson was a bit disappointed, but we love seeing the growth in his and Percy’s relationship.
- Long live Dippin’ Dots, the ice cream of the future!
- It’s time to visit a demon dude ranch in Battle of the Labyrinth chapter 8.
- Blanket pronunciation apology!
- The idea of immortality and the fact that it’s not a guarantee is so interesting.
- Percy and Annabeth’s friendship is so healthy and beautiful.
- Prophecy Count #19!
- Triple G Ranch is kind of an awful place but the animals are awesome!
- Geryon is not an easy guy to imagine.
- It was nice to see Nico, but he’s definitely going through some stuff.
- Who paid to keep Percy and the others safe?
- So. Much. Poop.
Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 38, where we’ll do a Monster Guide on hellhounds!
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