Confirmed: “Percy Jackson” Series Green-lit for Disney+

Percy Jackson and the Olympians
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After months and months of talk, author Rick Riordan announced on January 25, 2022, that his beloved book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians was officially coming to Disney+ as a brand new original series.

The announcement was shared over Twitter which you can watch below, saying:

“The wait is over, demigods! I am thrilled to be the first to tell you that Percy Jackson and the Olympians is really, truly, and for sure coming to your screens. The smart folks at Disney+ have given us the green light, and the best part is James Bobin is on board as our pilot director.”

Riordan’s young adult adventure-fantasy series was first brought to life by 20th Century Fox, now Disney-owned 20th Century Studios. With Logan Lerman taking on the marquee role, Fox adapted the first two books, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters. The movies received a lackluster reaction from the fans of the series and the author himself, and all further adaptations of the series were stopped.

Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief

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Then, the demigods got a sign of hope as Riordan admitted to being in discussions with Disney on creating a series or movie based on his books. It now seems that those talks were indeed successful.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a Greek mythology-influenced coming of age story centered around Percy Jackson, a kid who discovers that he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon and has inherited his dad’s powers as a demigod (half-god, half-human). The series consists of five books: The Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. 

The synopsis of The Lightning Thief reads as follows:

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

Click here to learn more about the entire series.

At this time, it is unclear how the series will be structured–whether they plan to do one book a season, or episode, etc. But we at Disney Fanatic will work to keep our readers up-to-date as more exciting information about this new series comes forward.

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About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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