And today, we’ve got some big news about a long-awaited Disney+ series!
Over on the Disney+ Twitter account, Rick Riordan made a HUGE announcement: the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series has officially been greenlit by Disney+ to be a television series! This was first hinted at way back in early 2020, but the wait is finally over.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) January 25, 2022
Production for the new series will begin in Summer 2022 with Co-Creators Riordan and Jon Steinberg writing the series pilot and Mysterious Benedict Society director James Bobin directing it (he also directed The Muppets and Alice Through the Looking Glass). It is expected that the series will start with the story of The Lightning Thief.
The series will be produced by 20th Television, which is important to know since 20th Century Fox created the original (and completely unrelated to this new series) Percy Jackson films. In a recent statement, 20th Television President Karey Burke said “Bringing Rick Riordan’s brilliant Percy Jackson books to Disney+ as a television series has been a mission for so many of us at this company as well as for Rick himself, and Jon, Dan, James and the excellent team they have assembled have proven to be the perfect collaborators.”
The process has just begun for this series, but the wheels are definitely turning!
While we eagerly await Percy Jackson and the Olympians, there’s plenty of upcoming Disney+ series, from Marvel series like Moon Knight and She-Hulk and Star Wars series like Ahsoka and Obi-Wan Kenobi to Disney creations like The Proud Family reboot!
Well, that’s some MAJOR news about Percy Jackson! Don’t worry, you’ve still got time to finish all the books if you want to be ready for the new series. We’ll keep you updated when we find out an official release date for the show.
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