'Percy Jackson & The Olympians' Series Officially Picked Up By Disney+!

'Percy Jackson & The Olympians' Series Officially Picked Up By Disney+!

It’s official – the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series has been greenlit by Disney+!

The potential series was first announced to be in the works back in May 2020, with “Percy Jackson” author Rick Riordan and his wife on board.

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Variety reports that Rick and Jon Steinberg are writing the pilot episode, with James Bobin directing.

The upcoming series will be geared towards a more general audience, but especially tweens, teens and young adults.

Percy Jackson will tell 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.

“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, and we’re eager to invite Disney+ audiences into stories that are true to the blockbuster franchise and full of anticipation, humor, surprise, and mystery,” Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, shared in a statement.

Casting for the series is underway.

“The opportunity to deliver a new fantastical series based on the bestselling book franchise to audiences around the world is thrilling and we look forward to what our partners at 20th Television, Disney Branded Television and the ingenious Rick Riordan have in store for demigods everywhere,” president of Disney streaming, Michael Paul, said.

Check out a message from author Rick Riordan right here!

If you missed it, see what Percy Jackson movie star Alexandra Daddario shared on if she would ever be in the series.

This is what Logan Lerman thinks about the upcoming TV series…

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