During last month’s Investor Day event, Disney officially confirmed that they are working on a new “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series for Disney+.
The new series is still in the very early stages of development, Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan has recently given an update on where the Disney+ series is currently at. On his official blog he stated:
We have a couple of important meetings this coming week with the top brass at the studio for the Percy Jackson TV show, so keep your fingers crossed. Everyone who has read the pilot script loves it, but there will be a few additional tweaks we need to make before we send it off to its next stop: the top execs at Disney+. That’s normal. In script writing, as in every other kind of writing, you can expect to do many, many drafts! All the input has been super positive and helpful, though. Everyone is committed to making this the best show we possibly can. I remain excited and guardedly optimistic that we are on the verge of getting a really first-rate project off the ground. As always, though, good things require time and patience! Stay tuned!
There is a lot of excitement over this brand new Disney+ series, and these little updates will help keep expectations in check, as the show is still a long way from arriving on our screens.
The new Disney+ series is based on the book series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, which consists of 5 books with the first season focusing on the first book’s events, “The Lightning Thief”. Percy, who has dyslexia, is surprised to discover that he is a demigod. When he is accused of stealing Zeus’s lightning bolt, he sets off to find the bolt and settle the fight between the gods.
Should the Disney+ series be successful, they’ve got a plan to make more seasons, one based on each book.
This will be the second adaptation of this book, as a movie was made by 20th Century Studios, which is available now on Disney+.
Are you excited for the new Percy Jackson Disney+ series?
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