We have a timeframe for when we can expect Disney+’s highly-anticipated series Percy Jackson & The Olympians. Author and series executive producer Rick Riordan shared in a blog post that the series likely will not premiere until early 2024.
Filming is currently underway from late December to early next year. Riordan teased multiple shooting locations and the use of the volume tech.
“It’s probably going to take us through December or into January to film all the episodes of season one, which is roughly one month of filming per episode (eight episodes total), though very often we are filming pieces of 101, 102, or even 103 out of order on any given day, depending on what set we are using. That means post-production will begin in early 2023.”
Riordan continues that his guess is 2024 for a series debut but says things can obviously change, “I think the most likely air date will probably be early 2024. Again, that’s just me guessing. The actual release dates are determined by the studio and the streaming service, and have to take in hundreds of other factors like the release schedule for all Disney+ shows, timing for publicity, etc., etc.”
The live-action show tells the fantastical tale of the titular 12-year-old modern demigod (Walker Scobell), who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus. Grover is a satyr, half boy and half goat, disguised as a 12-year-old boy, and is the best friend of Percy. Annabeth is the true daughter of the Greek goddess, Athena.
The series also stars Aryan Simhadri, Leah Sava Jeffries, Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Virginia Kull (The Big Bend), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Timm Sharp (Blunt Talk), Olivea Morton, Dior Goodjohn, and Charlie Bushnell.
If renewed for more seasons the series will then tackle each new book for every season. They are continuing the series under the assumption additional seasons are coming.
A premiere date for Percy Jackson and the Olympians hasn’t been set, nor has any casting been announced. Riordan, Steinberg, Shotz, and Bobin will serve as executive producers along with Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg.