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Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a television series based on the novel series of the same name by Rick Riordan. It is being developed by Disney+ and produced by 20th Television.[1]

Production

It was first reported on We Got This Covered in September 2019, and three months later, Rick Riordan confirmed that he is in talks with Disney.[2][3][4][1]

On May 14th, 2020, Rick Riordan and his wife Becky announced that an adaptation for Disney+ is in development with the two of them being involved.[5]

On July 6th, 2020, Rick Riordan stated in a tweet response to that a likely release date for the series would be 2022 at the earliest.[6]

Rick Riordan stated that it will be live-action and he is writing a pilot script.[7] On June 13, 2021, in a blog post, Riordan confirmed that the pilot script has been completed and the season outline is "in good shape".[8]

On December 10th, 2020, the show's logo was revealed.[9]

It's reported that the budget will be higher than MCU and Star Wars [10] and that it initially took forever to "get off the ground".[11]

The casting process has started for the title role of Percy Jackson on April 27, 2021.[12] That same day, it was announced that Jonathan E. Steinberg, the co-creater of Black Sails, will executive produce and co-write the series' pilot with Riordan.[13] Steinberg along with Dan Shotz will be the series' showrunners.[14]

On May 12, 2021, it was announced that season 1 would consist of 8 episodes.[15]

The Percy Jackson writing room has started as of July 12, 2021.[16] The next day on his blog, Riordan confirmed that other writers have joined the project: Daphne Olive, Monica Owusu-Breen, and Joe Tracz (writer of The Lightning Thief musical). Additionally, Xavier Stiles, Zoë Neary, and Stewart Strandberg will serve as assistant writers for the series.[14]

On October 24, 2021, Riordan announced that the pilot of the show will be directed by James Bobin. He also stated that they have just turned in the script for episode 2 to the studio, and are now working on the outlines for episodes 3 and 4, which he expects to be completed and approved by January.[17]

On December 9, 2021, Riordan announced that the casting process has begun for characters Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood.[18]

On January 25th, 2022, the project was officially given a green light at the studio. The pilot episode will be written by Riordan and Jon Steinberg while James Bobin will be directing.[19]

On April 11th, 2022, it was announced that Walker Scobell was cast as Percy Jackson.[20]

On May 5th, 2022, it was announced that Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri were cast as Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood respectively.[21]

As of May 13, filming will start in June.

Cast

Main Characters

Gallery

Trivia

  • Soon after announcing the series, Rick Riordan released a picture on Twitter showing the title page of the pilot script, which reveals that Riordan will be a scriptwriter on the series.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://percyjacksonopencall.20thtelevision.com/
  2. https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/percy-jackson-tv-reboot-reportedly-faithful-movies/
  3. https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/percy-jackson-rebooted-streaming-service-tv-series/
  4. https://twitter.com/camphalfblood/status/1205305797229441024
  5. https://ew.com/tv/percy-jackson-disney-plus-series-rick-riordan/
  6. https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2020/07/percy-jackson-creator-says-disney-series-may-be-2-years-away/
  7. https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2556554/percy-jacksons-author-reveals-details-about-new-series-as-disney-project-gets-to-work
  8. https://rickriordan.com/2021/06/june-update/
  9. https://mobile.twitter.com/rickriordan/status/1337190902813646852
  10. https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/percy-jackson-show-reportedly-higher-budget-mcu-star-wars-series/
  11. https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2561197/percy-jackson-author-explains-why-it-seems-like-the-disney-show-is-taking-forever-to-get-off-the-ground
  12. https://rickriordan.com/2021/04/preliminary-casting-call-for-percy-jackson/
  13. https://mobile.twitter.com/camphalfblood/status/1387457109034508290
  14. 14.0 14.1 https://rickriordan.com/2021/07/vroom-vroom-in-the-writers-room/
  15. https://www.disneyplusinformer.com/percy-jackson-disney-series-episode-count-revealed/
  16. https://mobile.twitter.com/camphalfblood/status/1414585886239514633
  17. https://rickriordan.com/2021/10/back-from-la-and-into-the-deep/
  18. https://rickriordan.com/2021/12/the-view-from-the-600th-floor/
  19. https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/percy-jackson-and-the-olympians-series-disney-plus-1235162882/ Variety
  20. https://rickriordan.com/2022/04/meet-percy-jackson/
  21. https://rickriordan.com/2022/05/the-trio-is-complete/
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Core Series: The Lightning Thief | The Sea of Monsters | The Titan's Curse | The Battle of the Labyrinth | The Last Olympian
Main Characters: Percy Jackson | Grover Underwood | Annabeth Chase | Tyson | Clarisse La Rue | Thalia Grace | Nico di Angelo | Chiron | Luke Castellan | Rachel Elizabeth Dare
Secondary Characters: Sally Jackson | Travis Stoll | Connor Stoll | Mrs. O'Leary | Silena Beauregard | Charles Beckendorf | Paul Blofis | Blackjack | Zoë Nightshade | Bianca di Angelo | Juniper | Ethan Nakamura
Minor Characters: Gabe Ugliano | Frederick Chase | Michael Yew | May Castellan | Austin Lake | Kayla Knowles | Maria di Angelo | Will Solace
Olympian Gods: Zeus | Hera | Poseidon | Demeter | Ares | Athena | Apollo | Artemis | Hephaestus | Aphrodite | Hermes | Dionysus | Hades | Hestia
Minor Gods: Amphitrite | Ariadne | Hecate | Iris | Janus | Morpheus | Nemesis | Pan | Persephone | Triton
Titans: Kronos | Atlas | Calypso | Iapetus | Krios | Hyperion | Oceanus | Prometheus
Mythical Creatures: Minotaur | Centaur | Furies | Satyr | Cyclops | Manticore | Ophiotaurus | Nemean Lion | Empousa
Related Content: Rick Riordan | The Lightning Thief (film) | Sea of Monsters (film) | The Demigod Files | Demigods and Monsters | The Ultimate Guide | The Heroes of Olympus | The Trials of Apollo | Disney+ Series
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Season One: Episode One | Episode Two | Episode Three | Episode Four | Episode Five | Episode Six | Episode Seven | Episode Eight
Related Content: Disney+ | Mythomagic, Inc
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