A web series based on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books is in development at Disney+.
Author Rick Riordan announced on Twitter and Instagram on Friday:
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!
Percy Jackson books include three series:
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- Heroes of Olympus
- Trials of Apollo
First two series have 5 books each and third series is still in works with 4 books already released. This gives a lot of content and the series has a lot of potentials to become a great franchise if done right.
First two books of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters, were previously adapted as feature films at 20th Century Fox. Both movies were criticised by fans for deviating from the books. Rick Riordan was also unhappy from the movies and has mentioned in numerous interviews that he has never seen them. The movies also aged up the characters. Percy who is 12 years old in books is aged-up to 16 years in the movies.
In this project, Rick Riordan will be involved in every aspect of the show and fans are hoping to get a more faithful adaptation of the books.
Disney+ is the home of huge content including Star Wars, Pixar and Marvels. It is also developing a large amount of original content for big and popular franchises including The Mandalorian (Star Wars), High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (High School Musical), multiple Marvel Shows like Wanda Vision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki and many more. Recently Disney+ has also announced National Treasure series. In India all Disney+ content is available on Disney+ Hotstar.
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