At Disney’s Investor Day event in 2020, it was revealed that a new Disney+ series was in development based on the popular “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” book series.
Today, the author of the book, Rick Riordan, announced that the series has now been given a green light and is officially now heading to Disney+.
Geared towards a general audience and especially tweens, teens, and young adults, the live-action series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.
Check out the official announcement below:
The series will be overseen by Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz. James Bobin, who has previously directed an Disney+’s “The Mysterious Benedict Society”, will be directing the first episode.
Disney Branded TV president Ayo Davis said in a statement:
“With Rick Riordan, Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz leading our creative team, we’re deep into creating a compelling TV series worthy of the heroic mythological characters that millions of Percy Jackson readers know are well-worth caring about. We’re eager to invite Disney+ audiences into stories that are true to the blockbuster franchise and full of anticipation, humor, surprise, and mystery.”
20th TV president Karey Burke said in a statement:
“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. Thanks to our friends at Disney Branded Television led by Ayo, and Disney Streaming led by Michael [Paull], this will be an adaptation for the ages, with all the excitement, action and mythology fans of the books expect and love.”
Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg.
No release date has been announced for the series.
Are you looking forward to the new “Percy Jackson & The Olympians” Disney+ Series?
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