Ever since the news broke in May that a Percy Jackson series was in development for Disney+, fans have been anxiously awaiting any new details about the project. Today we have a new update which was shared on Twitter via Rick Riordan’s wife, Becky Riordan. You can view that Tweet below:
— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) November 24, 2020
Earlier this year, Rick Riordan who is the author of the popular Percy Jackson books and is currenty writing the scripts for the show, said the earliest the TV series would be hitting Disney+ would be in 2022.
The series will reportedly follow the story line of the five-book series starting with “The Lightning Thief” which centers on a teenager who discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. It will be produced by Fox 21 TV Studios.
20th Century Fox adapted the first two books of the Percy Jackson series into a series of films. The first film, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, was directed by Chris Columbus and was released in 2010. The second film, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, was directed by Thor Freudenthal and was released in 2013. The series has grossed nearly $430 million at the worldwide box office.
Riordan’s books have been translated into 42 languages and sold more than 30 million copies in the US.