It is confirmed! Disney has begun the production of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson And The Olympians and recently released its official logo. Fans are excited as the series is an adaptation of famous YA book series by Rick Riordan.
Lately, the author took to Twitter to announce happily about the series. Earlier he detached himself from the divisive feature film series inspired by his work. Rick Riordan even expressed that he has not watched the films. But now he stated, “We can not say much more at this stage. But we are excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality. Following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season 1. Rest assured that Becky(his wife) & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show.”
The new creation comes after Percy Jackson and The Olympians in 2010 and its continuation, Percy Jackson and The Olympians: Sea of Monsters in 2013. The initial two installments got limped responses from fans along with critics. Let us update you with what we know about the series and at this point, it is in making.
What Is The Release Date Of Disney + Percy Jackson Series?
It would be really tough to get sure about the release of the series. But Rick Riordan’s tweet has made fans curious to know every detail about the upcoming adaptation. The tweet was promising and pointed out that working on the project has just begun and can have many meanings as well. As per sources, there is no good news about the official release date but some episodes can air this year. In a tweet, recently, they announced that three months until filming begins on season one of the Percy Jackson series.
As per sources, the author, Rick said, “It takes 6 to 12 months to write a novel all by myself. Making a tv show is infinitely more complicated, especially with unknown factors like the pandemics in play.”
The estimated scheduling that is circulating on social media for the premiering of the tv show is in the months of June and July this year and season 1 would display eight episodes.
Meet The Cast Of Percy Jackson Disney+ Series
The 2010 Percy Jackson featured Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson, Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth, and Branon T Jackson. Co-stars such as Jake Abel as Luke and Sean Bean as Zeus made the adaptation complete. There is no news about who will be reprising the role but it’s sure that Sean Bean would make it as Zeus again.
As per sources, Rick has confirmed that they are looking for the next Percy Jackson and the rest of the casting is under process. While actor Logan, showed his interest to make a promising comeback to the franchise in an interview.
Plot Of The Disney+ Series
The makers are wanting to remain a lot nearer to the first plot to keep up with the legitimacy of the books when contrasted with what was in films, according to sources. The novel revolves around Percy Jackson, a youthful demigod fathered by the Greek ocean god Poseidon. There is a bend as he is raised by an ordinary human mother however gets familiar with his heavenly guardians. Then, at that point, there comes the contention in the series. There are complete five books and two sidekick books by Rick Riordan. The first novel turned out in 2005 with the caption Lightning Thief and was a smash hit. There are more books after this like The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian.
The first film adapted the original series slackly and touched the events in the first novel and afterward the 2013 spin-off mixed the second and fifth book. According to sources, the series will follow the concept of the popular series Games of Throne-one book for each season. But there are chances, to squeeze every one of the five books into one series according to sources. The honor-winning writer, Rick Riordon will co-compose the plot of the series Jon Steinberg and James Bobin directing it.