Rick Riordan, author of the best-selling "Percy Jackson" novels, announced Monday that Scobell was on board as the show's lead character.
"Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who blew us away with his audition tapes for the role of Percy," Riordan wrote on his website. "It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect mix of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, snark and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson."
The Percy Jackson Disney+ series will be eight episodes long, according to a recent post by Riordan. At this time, there's no set release date.