Discussing Film has revealed that Jonathan E. Steinberg (Black Sails, Jericho) has been hired to co-write the upcoming “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” series for Disney+. Steinberg will work alongside Rick Riordan who is the original author of the book series.
Riordan’s wife, Becky confirmed the reveal on her Twitter account which you can see below.
Was holding off talking about this because I don’t want you all to bother these people. Our talented & fabulous collaborators are busy working on our show! Be assured though as much as #BlackSails proves they understand adventure, as parents they understand kid friendly too! https://t.co/0jbu98Aw9h
— Becky Riordan (@camphalfblood) April 28, 2021
Yesterday, we learned that casting has begun for the new series for the titular role of Percy Jackson.
The Percy Jackson series is set to follow the storyline of the five books starting with The Lightening Thief which centers around a teenager who discovers that he is a descendent of a Greek God. The series will then take on a new book for every season.
A release date has not been announced yet, but it is expected to debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.