Back in December, Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan met with Disney+ in regards to a possible project at the streamer. Well, fans of the books can celebrate as Rick has announced a series is officially in the works.
Riordan made the announcement today in a video on Twitter alongside his wife Becky.
Rick then followed up with a statement, which reads in part, “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.”
From what I was told recently, Disney+ is already searching for a showrunner and it’s cast at the same time. Expect to hear some names this summer with hopes of getting the series in production early next year.
Read: Disney+ Picks Up ‘Clouds’ From Warner Bros.
Released in 2010 and directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone), Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, and Brandon T. Jackson and followed A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. The film grossed over $225M on a $95M budget. In 2013, the sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters sadly lost the studio money grossing under $200M on a $90M budget, plans of continuing the series – which was planned, were sadly cancelled.
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