Fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, rejoice! Ten years after the first ill-fated film adaptation of the popular book series hit theaters, author Rick Riordan and his wife Becky have announced that Disney is developing a new series for Disney+ that will adapt the novels for the small screen. Fans have long complained that the films deviated too far from the original source material. Riordan appears to have had those concerns as well and released the following statement about the new show:
The film version of the series starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, and Brandon T. Jackson. It only covered the first two books before Fox ended the series due to low box office grosses and middling critical reception. The first novel, The Lightning Thief, was also made into a cult favorite Broadway musical. The full Percy Jackson and the Olympians series spans five books with numerous spin-offs and companion series. It follows Percy, a teen who discovers that his father is actually the Greek god Poseidon and that other demigods like him live at Camp Halfblood during the summer. Together with his new friends Annabeth and Grover, he must learn to live in his new world even as he comes closer and closer to facing his ultimate destiny.
Check out the full video announcement from Rick and Becky below!
Pssst. Hey, demigods . . . pic.twitter.com/7ep4aeyS3I
— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020