In some great news for fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, that property is being adapted for a new Disney+ show.
Riordan himself revealed the news, taking to Twitter with the following:
Pssst. Hey, demigods . . . pic.twitter.com/7ep4aeyS3I— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series began back in 2005 with The Lightning Thief, and amassed a total of five offerings before concluding with The Last Olympian in 2009.
Previously, of course, Riordan’s work was taken to the big screen with 20th Century Fox’s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. While that movie did well enough to garner a sequel, those films didn’t quite deliver the Harry Potter levels of success that Fox was hoping for.
Now though, Disney will be getting a crack at adapting the property as a TV series that will seemingly spend each season centred on one of the five Percy Jackson novels. Disney acquired the rights to the IP as part of last year’s assimilation of Fox.
As ever, expect more on all of this as Disney+’s Percy Jackson series continues to develop.