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Percy Jackson and the Olympians is an American web television series, for Disney+. It is an adaptation of the book series of the same name. The series premiered on December 19, 2023.

Synopsis[]

Geared towards a general audience and especially tweens, teens, and young adults, the live action series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who's just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.[1]

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Development[]

On May 14, 2020, author Rick Riordan announced the development of an adaptation of his book franchise, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. He will be acting as a writer, and both he and his wife, will be involved in every aspect of the shows creation. The series is confirmed to last for five seasons, with each season serving as an adaptation of a book in the series.[2][3] The first season primarily adapt the first book, The Lightning Thief.

During Disney Investor Day 2020, the official Percy Jackson and the Olympians logo was unveiled.[4]

On January 25, 2022, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the series was officially greenlit, with Disney+ giving a series order. Riordan, Steinberg, Shotz, and Bobin 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.[5]

On March 26, 2022, it was reported that Anders Engstrom and Jet Wilkinson joined as directors for the series, and that the first season includes eight episodes.[6]

On March 27, 2023, Rick Riordan confirmed that scripts for a second season are being developed, though he added that the series has not been renewed for a second season yet.[7]

On February 7, 2024, the series was officially renewed for a second season which will adapt The Sea of Monsters.[8]

Casting[]

On April 11, 2022, Variety reported that Walker Scobell had been cast in the titular role.[9]

On May 5, 2022, Rick Riordan announced that Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries joined the cast of the series playing Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase.[10]

On November 7, 2022, it was revealed that Lin-Manuel Miranda had been cast as Hermes.[11]

Filming[]

On February 23, 2022, Rick Riordan revealed that filming was set to begin on June 1st.[12]

On June 2, 2022, Rick Riordan announced that filming had officially begun and new cast members have been revealed.[13]

On July 24, 2022, Riordan stated that they are in the middle of filming episode 2 and parts of episode 3 and suspects that filming would be done by December. He added that the first season, once completed, would take most likely come out in early 2024.[14]

On February 2, 2023, Becky Riordan announced that filming had officially wrapped.[15]

Trivia[]

  • This is a second attempt at the franchise, following the release of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and its sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), by 20th Century Fox.
  • Following the announcement of the series, Logan Lerman, who portrayed Percy Jackson in the films, sent out a tweet, showcasing his support for the new adaptation.[16]
  • This is Lance Reddick's final Disney related project and his final television performance, following his unexpected death on March 17, 2023 on the same year before the show’s airing. The series is dedicated to his memory.
  • Rick Riordan pitched to Disney the idea of a television series revival and offered to write three new Percy Jackson novels in preparation for the series. Despite work commencing on the new novels, he was later told by Disney that he did not need to do that and that they were happy with just developing the television series.[17]
  • Writer Joe Tracz previously worked on The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.
  • The character of Argus, a multi-eyed being that served as Camp Half-Blood's chief of security, was supposed to appear in the first season, but was cut due to budgetary restrictions.[18]
  • Toby Stephens, Nick Boraine, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Bear McCreary worked on Jonathan E. Steinberg's previous television series Black Sails.

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References[]

  1. Rivera, Joshua (January 25, 2022). "Percy Jackson and the Olympians Disney Plus show is officially a go". Polygon.
  2. Otterson, Joe (May 14, 2020). "Percy Jackson Series in Development at Disney Plus". Variety.
  3. Riordan, Rick (May 14, 2020). "Pssst. Hey, demigods . . .". Twitter.
  4. Peters, Megan (December 10, 2020). "Disney Officially Reveals Percy Jackson and the Olympians Logo". ComicBook.com.
  5. Porter, Rick (January 25, 2022). "‘Percy Jackson’ Series a Go at Disney+". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. Bradley (March 26, 2022). "Disney+ Series ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Confirm Its Directors [Exclusive]". Midgard Times.
  7. Crowley, Liam (March 27, 2023). "Percy Jackson: Rick Riordan Confirms Writers' Room Has Started Work on Season 2". ComicBook.com.
  8. "‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Renewed at Disney+". Deadline (February 7, 2024).
  9. Otterson, Joe (April 11, 2022). "‘Percy Jackson’ Disney Plus Series Casts ‘Adam Project’ Star Walker Scobell in Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  10. Riordan, Rick (May 5, 2022). "The Trio is Complete!". Rick Riordan.
  11. Petski, Denise (November 7, 2022). "Lin-Manuel Miranda To Play Hermes In ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians’ Disney+ Series". Deadline.
  12. Riordan, Rick (February 23, 2022). "Back from the West Coast". Rick Riordan.
  13. Riordan, Rick (June 2, 2022). "PJOTV: Day One". Rick Riordan.
  14. "“Percy Jackson And The Olympians” Disney+ Release Window Revealed". What's On Disney Plus (July 24, 2022).
  15. Shayo, Lukas (February 2, 2023). "Percy Jackson Disney+ Show Officially Wraps Filming". Screen Rant.
  16. Lerman, Logan (May 14, 2020). "Excited to see this! Hope it gets the adaptation the books deserve. Congrats @rickriordan". Twitter.
  17. Danoff, Owen (October 5, 2023). "5 Things We Learned In Conversation With Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan". Screen Rant.
  18. Shayo, Lukas (December 9, 2023). "Percy Jackson Season 1 Won't Feature One Camp Half-Blood Character (Despite Being In Show's Scripts)". Screen Rant.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians (soundtrack)
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The Lightning Thief: Percy JacksonAnnabeth ChaseGrover UnderwoodSally JacksonMr. Brunner/ChironMinotaurMr. D/DionysusMrs. Dodds/AlectoGabe UglianoClarisse La RueLuke CastellanChris RodriguezOracleAresNancy BobofitEchidnaChimeraMedusaHermesHadesHephaestusCrusty/ProcrustesCharonZeusPoseidonKronos
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