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Percy Jackson and the Olympians star Walker Scobell is a book canon expert

"Specifically the first five books. Yeah. I've read the next five one time. So, I know everything about the first five books."

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As we sit here in the liminal void between Disney+'s Percy Jackson & The Olympians season 1 and the announced season 2, there's one thing we can console ourselves with: the books. As we wait for the return of Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson, himself), Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth Chase), and Aryan Simhadri (Grover Underwood), you can always do a deep dive into the book series which spans 17 books beginning with The Lightning Thief - and who knows, you might bump into Scobell along the way.

When Popverse’s Ashley V. Robinson sat down with the Scobell, Jeffries, and Simhadri last year to talk about the Percy Jackson and the Olympians show, the titular star revealed how much of a fan of the books he is.

"Specifically the first five books," Percy Jackson actor Walker Scobell admits to Popverse, "Yeah. I've read the next five one time. So, I know everything about the first five books. Like, everything down to a 'T'. And, then, like, the next five I can't remember that much. I'm rereading them ... right now actually."

Watch our interview clip with Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri here:

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians also stars: Jason Mantzoukas (The Good Place), Adam Copeland (Edge), Lance Reddick (John Wick), Toby Stephens (Lost in Space), Megan Mullaly (Will and Grace), and more.

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Ashley V. Robinson: Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is a Popverse Video Producer. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters.
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