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Disney+ Casts Walker Scobell as Title Role in Percy Jackson Series

Walker Scobell has landed the title role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Disney+’s series adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels. “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. “Many of you recently discovered how great Walker is when you watched his movie The Adam Project, in which Walker lit up the screen as a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character. We were fortunate enough to audition Walker months before that movie came out, but the film only confirmed what we already knew about his talent. 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.”

AMC Releases First Teaser Trailer for Interview with the Vampire

AMC has released the first teaser trailer of the upcoming series adaptation of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. AMC has also released the official logo for the show, and a release window. We should expect the series to premier in fall 2022. Just in time for Halloween!

Alice Walker Headlines 2022 Mississippi Book Festival

After two years of being virtual due to COVID-19, the Mississippi Book Festival is set to return in-person this year, with author Alice Walker headlining, exactly 40 years after the release of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. “We are thrilled to have Alice Walker back in the city where she once lived and the place where her daughter was born,” Mississippi Book Festival Executive Director Ellen Daniels said. “Her appearance will be a homecoming of sorts for her and we are honored that book lovers and festival-goers will have the opportunity to share in that moment.” The festival plans to announce more attending authors in the coming weeks. You can find out more about it here.

6 Databases Offered by Public Libraries to Know and Try

From genealogy services to archives of primary resources, discover some of the databases offered by public libraries across the country.