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I LOVE all things Percy Jackson. The books and the movies! So to hear there’s a TV series joining the awesome collection, has my nerdy senses tingling!
The Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series by Rick Riordan (along with their many spin-offs) has already been adapted for the big screen in the form of 2010’s The Lightning Thief and its 2013 sequel, Sea of Monsters.
But as usual, we want MORE! Fans have been asking for a TV series adaptation for quite some time now, and it looks like we’re finally going to get it!
Riordan announced Thursday that the Percy Jackson books will soon be turned into a live-action TV series for Disney+!
“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 good series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more!”Rick Riordan
“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 story line 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 at every step 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 a fantastic, exciting ride!”Rick Riordan
The character of Percy Jackson is a teenager when we first meet him in the pages of The Lightning Thief. The original Percy Jackson & the Olympians series consisted of five books (Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian followed The Lightning Thief), but Percy has since made appearances in Riordan’s follow-up series like Heroes of Olympus and The Trials of Apollo.
The Percy Jackson movies starred Logan Lerman in the lead role, with Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth and Brandon T. Jackson as Grover. Shortly after the Disney+ news was announced, Logan tweeted, “Excited to see this! Hope it gets the adaptation the books deserve.”
I am personally thrilled and will be watching this as soon as it comes out!!! How about you?