Casting Expectations on Adaptations

In early May, 2022, Disney announced the cast  of the highly anticipated series adaptation of Percy Jackson & the Olympians. The overwhelming reaction to one particular casting choice, as well as the author’s response, are Worth Noting.

Links:

Leah Jeffries is Annabeth Chase” Published May 10, 2022. https://rickriordan.com Accessed May 18, 2022.

Sources consulted:

‘Percy Jackson’ author slams backlash to TV show’s casting: ‘Friends, that is racism’” (Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2022)

‘The Little Mermaid’ Star Halle Bailey Opens up About ‘Black Ariel Backlash’” Published June 14, 2020. https://insidethemagic.net Accessed May 18, 2022.

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