Disney had high hopes for its newest live-action series, “Percy Jackson And The Olympians”, which is based on the best-selling book series by Rick Riordan.

It tells the story of Percy Jackson, who is on a dangerous quest and has to outrun monsters and outwit gods, as he journeys across America to return Zeus’ master bolt and stop an all-out war. After losing his mother, Percy is sheltered at Camp Half-Blood, a sanctuary for demigod children. He must prove himself and confront his origins once he discovers he too is a demigod, and will take off into the perils of pursuing enemies in search of the Underworld. With the help of his quest mates Annabeth and Grover, Percy’s journey will lead him closer to the answers he seeks: how to fit into a world where he feels out of place, if he’ll ever see his mother again, and if he can ever find out who he’s destined to be.

The first two episodes were released on Disney+ around the world on Wednesday, 20th December 2023, with an unannounced primetime viewing release a few hours earlier, and the first episode was also released on Hulu.

According to Variety, the series is the biggest premiere for Disney Branded Television, with 13.3 million views globally across Disney+ and Hulu in its first six days of streaming. This outdoes the previous record for the studio by “Goosebumps” in October, which had 4.2 million views for its first three days.

The debut of “Percy Jackson” also only slightly was below the debut of the first episode “Star Wars: Ahsoka”, which pulled in 14 million views for its first episode and also it beat the premiere of the second season of “Loki”, which pulled in 10.9 Million Views over the first three days.

Instantly, showcasing that “Percy Jackson” is a major hit for Disney+ and sealing its fate for future seasons.

The show has also been a huge hit on social media, with the Percy Jackson TikTok account getting 212 million views in the United States within the last week.

Additionally, Percy Jackson on TikTok received 212M views within the last seven days in the US, per TikTok for Business.

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” stars Walker Scobell (“Percy Jackson”), Leah Sava Jeffries (“Annabeth Chase”), and Aryan Simhadri (“Grover Underwood.)   The show is created by Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is executive produced by Steinberg and Dan Shotz alongside Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Bert Salke, The Gotham Group’s Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg, James Bobin, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson.

The first three episodes of “Percy Jackson And The Olympians” are now available to stream on Disney+ around the world.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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