Fans of Percy Jackson have been asking for a full adaptation of the 5-book series for years, and now their dream is about to become a reality!
Author Rick Riordan announced today that the fantasy novel series, about Greek Gods and their demigod children, will be come to Disney + as a tv series!
Forget a single movie per book too! Rick Riordan let fans know today that the live action series will be episodes, with season one featuring The Lightning Thief and subsequent seasons being the following books. Riordan and his wife, Becky, will be involved with the production as well.
Riordan shares on Facebook:
Hey Percy Jackson fans, for the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world. Some of you have even suggested it would be a great series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more! We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very 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 one. Rest assured that Becky & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show. There will be much more news in the future, but for now, we have a lot of work to do! Buckle up, demigods. It’s going to be a fantastic, exciting ride!
All 21 main Rick Riordan books. A big problem I have faced is that there was not a good mass picture of the updated list of Riordan’s series. So I bestow upon the rest of the world, this satisfying work of art (the art of the assorted jacket cover artists, that is). #PercyJackson pic.twitter.com/M9eANSvUhz
— Judy Scathyorton (@JudyLung1) April 28, 2020
The first two books in the Percy Jackson series were adapted as movies in 2010 and 2013, but the series never came to completion, leaving many fans wanting more.
With each book now featuring multiple episodes, there’s so much more room to follow Percy’s story. And we all know Disney is amazing when it comes to creating these kinds of characters on the screen.
Riordan’s series has captured the imaginations of readers for years now, especially with Greek mythology, and a series to share them is the perfect answer to everyone’s Olympian hopes.
You can get the Percy Jackson Books right on Amazon in the meantime!