Rick Riordan remarkably created percyjacksonThe magical world of Greek gods, sea monsters, flying horses and, of course, demigods. Disney+ has a new series in the works that will relaunch the franchise with the release of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Even though filming is still ongoing and a first season has yet to be released, Riordan, who serves as the show’s executive producer, has provided an update on the second season.
The series is not the first adaptation of Riordan’s hugely popular series of novels. The author’s work had been initially adapted more than a decade ago by 20th Century Fox, first in 2010 with Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and in 2013 with Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. A third film for the franchise had been planned, but was soon canceled due to the reception the first two installments received. Riordan spoke in 2020 about how he had tried and failed through no fault of his own, to make the movies more appealing to fans of his novels. “For you guys, it’s a couple of hours of entertainment. For me, it’s my life’s work to go through a meat grinder when I begged you not to,” Riordan said. “So yeah. But it’s fine. Everything’s fine. We’ll fix it soon.” A step forward, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
This new Disney+ series will star Walker Scobell in the title role with the eight-episode first season focusing on the first book in the novel series, the light thief. Riordan has now revealed on GoodReads that despite not officially being greenlit for a second season, he is developing the series with more seasons in mind. When asked if each season would correspond to each book, the author replied:
“That’s the idea, yes. Of course, we first have to get approval to do future seasons. Right now, we’re only greenlit for one season, but if everyone watches and likes it, I’m optimistic we’ll get approval. do more.”
Having not seen the first two films which deviated heavily from the source material, Riordan has revealed that he is fully immersed in this new body of work. “I will see it every step of the way, from the audition tapes to the end.” . until the final cut of each episode. I imagine it will be like my books in a way,” he said. “By the time one is published, I don’t need to sit down and read it because I’ve read it. while writing it like a hundred times!”
Percy Jackson and the Olympians It doesn’t have an official release date yet, but Disney+ is hoping for a 2024 release date. The series will also feature Leah Sava Jeffries, ary Simhadri, Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, megan mullally, charlie bushnell Y Tim Sharp.
You can read the synopsis of the program below:
The live-action series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern-day demigod, Percy Jackson, who is coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must travel across America to find him and restore order to Olympus.
Check out the trailer for the previous adaptation below: