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 including a date when the series might arrive on the streaming service.
Rick Riordan, author of the popular Percy Jackson book series, recently revealed some new information about the show’s timeline. According to a Tweet made by Riordan, the earliest the TV series will be hitting Disney+ will be in 2022. You can read that Twitter post below:
So it takes me 6-12 months just to write a novel all by myself. Making a TV show is infinitely more complicated, especially w/ unknown factors like the pandemic in play. We are still in the earliest stages of writing, which will take months. Most optimistic guess 2 years? Maybe? https://t.co/RbwXGIYbIX
— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) July 6, 2020
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.