A new television series based on the “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” children’s novel series is now in development for Disney+.
The announcement was shared on social media by Rick Riordan, author of the “Percy Jackson” book series:
Riordan added a bit more context to his video in a follow-up tweet:
— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020
The novels tell the story of Perseus “Percy” Jackson, who, at the start of the series, discovers that he is a demigod and the son of the Greek god Poseidon. The series includes the books “The Lightning Thief,” “The Sea of Monsters,” “The Titan’s Curse,” “The Battle of the Labyrinth,” and “The Last Olympian.”
Previously, “The Lightning Thief” and “Sea of Monsters” were adapted into feature films by 20th Century Fox, now 20th Century Studios, starring Logan Lerman as Percy. At this time, no one from the films is believed to be involved in the new series, according to Variety.
Stay tuned for more updates as development continues on this new show!