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.


Leah Jeffries is Annabeth Chase” Published May 10, 2022. 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. Accessed May 18, 2022.

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