Sava Jeffries (11 years old), was cast in EmpireThe daughter of Raven-SymonéAnd Jussie SmollettThe news was made public on May 5. According to Disney+, she plays Annabeth. She is “a true princess of Athena with an ability for strategy and curiosity,” Disney+ says. 

Riordan was firm in his stance that the young actress is exactly the right choice for the role—and it wasn’t a decision made lightly. 

As the author, I have made it clear that I was seeking the most talented actors to play these roles and to bring the character’s personalities to life. That was what we did. This process took us a whole year and allowed us to find the very best. This is the greatest trio. Leah JeffriesIsAnnabeth Chase”