In a post published on his blog , Rick Riordan offered some updates on the making of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series , coming soon to Disney + .
Filming is taking place in Vancouver in a soundstage where a Volume has been set up. In short, it is a technology very similar to that used for the filming of series like The Mandalorian . As the photo below demonstrates, everything that was previously delimited by the green screen is replaced by non-static images created in real time by a 3D projector, which gives the actors the feeling of being inside a real, dynamic environment. and very similar to the final result that will be shown to the public.
Rick Riordan added:
I can gladly reveal something I’ve wanted to share for over a year: Industrial Light & Magic and Percy Jackson and the Olympians have built a soundstage powered by Volume technology here in Vancouver. We are the first to use such a thing! Ours is an even more advanced version of the technology used for other series. We are using it to do things that have never been seen before. We are creating such realistic settings that it will most likely be impossible to understand what was shot live on location and what was shot in the soundstage.
Riordan and Jon Steinberg wrote the pilot for the series, directed by James Bobin ( Dora and the Lost City, The Muppets ). The cast includes Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries as Grover and Annabeth, as well as Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally and Timm Sharp in recurring roles.