The Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series is officially being adapted into a television show for Disney+.
“Hey Percy Jackson fans, for the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world,” author Rick Riordan announced in a video via his website in May 2020. “Some of you have even suggested it would be a good series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more!”
The five-book series — published between 2005 and 2009 — introduced fans to a 12-year-old Demigod named Percy Jackson, who discovers early on that he’s the son of the Greek God Poseidon. The novels were previously adapted into a two-film series starring Logan Lerman as Percy, Brandon T. Jackson as Grover Underwood and Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase.
Over the years, the film adaptations have been widely criticized by fans of the book series and Rick himself. However, he told The Guardian in October 2020 he and his wife, Becky Riordan, “owed it to the fans to try one more time” for a screen adaptation.
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