Great news for all lovers of the Rick Riordan saga. Percy Jackson will become a TV series, available for streaming on the Disney + platform. The author of the saga directly gave the announcement through a video posted on Twitter where we see him next to his wife, Becky.
Percy Jackson: Do We Have A Release Date?
Before going into the details of Percy Jackson’s TV series, let’s find out when it comes out. For the moment, there are no details regarding the release. Therefore it is impossible to know the debut date of this new show on Disney +. As soon as we have this information, we will update you.
Meanwhile, in July 2021, the series entered the writing phase. This was revealed by Rick Riordan’s wife Becky on Twitter, where she posted a screenshot of the software used to make the Percy Jackson reboot script. The writers then began working on the script for this new story, reporting.
Percy Jackson: What Is The Plot Of The TV Series?
The book’s plot revolves around the story of Perseus Jackson, known by everyone as Percy, who discovers he is a demigod. Percy Jackson is, in fact, the son of the mortal Sally Jackson and divinity of ancient Greece, Poseidon. Rick Riordan has confirmed that Percy Jackson’s TV series will be adapted from the novels of the literary saga, starting with The Lightning Thief, the first book in the series.
“Hello Percy Jackson fans, over the last decade, you have passionately wanted a faithful adaptation that would bring the world of Percy Jackson to the screen. Some of you even suggested that the story would be an excellent series for Disney +.
We couldn’t agree more with you. We can’t say much more at this stage, but we are very excited about the idea of a very high-quality live-action TV series. It will follow the story of Percy Jackson’s original saga, consisting of five novels, and will begin with The Lightning Thief for the first season.
Rest assured that Becky and I will be personally involved in every aspect of the series. There will be a lot more news to come, but we have a lot of work to do for now. Brace yourselves, demigods. It will be a fantastic and exciting journey.”
In 2010 the film Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was released, followed in 2013 by The Sea of Monsters, starring Logan Lerman ( Hunters ). It seems that Rick Riordan intends to create five seasons, one for each novel in the saga: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Curse of the Titan, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Final Battle. Furthermore, the author has revealed that he does not like the films based on his novels. In fact, in response to a fan about a censored scene, Riordan tweeted: “I don’t know, but it sure is a mistake [the movie]. They should censor the entire film. That’s just two hours of a white screen.”
Percy Jackson: Who Is In The Cast?
Still, we do not know what actors will be part of the TV series Percy Jackson of Disney+ cast. However, we can confirm that the new protagonists must be between 12 and 13 years old and not be young adults like the colleagues in the films. Does Logan Lerman still make a cameo in the series? Only time will tell.
In April, Riordan revealed that the castings opened to cast the protagonist. The only requirement is that he can play a 12-year-old. For the rest, there are no limitations.
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