A brand new live-action Percy Jackson TV series is coming to Disney+, best-selling author Rick Riordan announced this morning. Year 8 me is screaming.
Riordan announced the news with his wife, Becky, on Twitter. “After a lot of hard work and a lot of support from you guys, Percy Jackson is coming to Disney Plus!”
“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 and I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show.” Thank gods.
— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020
You love to see it.
The first two books in the series, Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters, were adapted into films in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Sweet angel Logan Lerman starred in the leading role as Perseus Jackson, with Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth and Brandon T. Jackson as Grover. The first film had such a random cast, including Sean Bean as Zeus (and he didn’t die for once), Uma Thurman as Medusa, and Pierce Brosnan as the centaur Chiron. And then the second movie randomly had Stanley Tucci in it. But anyway, it’ll be interesting to see who Disney recruits, and if any of the original cast will cameo. Please bring back my sweet cherub, Logan. Percy is supposed to be 12 in the first book, so fingers crossed we get a more faithful adaptation this time around. Riordan was not a fan of the movies, in case you were wondering.
20th Century Fox were behind both films, which Disney acquired last year. So you can find both films on Disney+ right now.
Now if you excuse me, I need to go re-read all the books.Image: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief