Rick Riordan Officially Announces Percy Jackson and the Olympians for Disney+
Published 10 months ago
It looks like we’re going to be coming back to Camp Half-Blood soon as Disney has given the official greenlight to a series adaptation of one of the most popular book series of the early 00s.
Watch author Rick Riordan make the official announcement that Disney+ has ordered Percy Jackson and the Olympians to series:
No official description has been made for the series, but here’s the synopsis for the first book, Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief:
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.
20th Century Studios has actually released two films based on the first two entries in the series, but fans who read the books know that a lot of things were dropped from the original story. For one, Percy in the films (Logan Lerman) is significantly older, and the movies kind of drop the overarching story of the main antagonist Kronos.
Hopefully with this Disney adaptation (and author Rick Riordan onboard), we can get something closer to the original books. With the Potter franchise embedding itself into the millennial subconscious, we should expect Percy Jackson to be the formative series for a whole new generation of kids.
No release date has been set for Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians.