One of the most anticipated series currently in development for Disney+ is “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, which is based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” tells the amazing story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who is just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With the help of his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.
The new series will star Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, alongside Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer and Jessica Parker Kennedy also star in the series, along with Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Jay Duplass, Timothy Omundson and Timm Sharp, as well as Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell and Olivea Morton.
During a recent interview with GoErie, Walker Scobell said the new series would come to Disney+ in late 2023 or 2024.
This is consistent with an earlier blog post by Percy Jackson’s creator, Rick Riordan, who had said:
“Given all of that, I think the most likely launch date would probably be early 2024. Again, that’s just me guessing. The actual release dates are determined by the studio and streaming service and must factor in hundreds of other factors such as the release schedule of all Disney+ shows, timing of publicity, etc., etc.”
Walker also shared that filming is set to resume in the new year and mentioned working on a second season:
“That’s when we film all the cool stuff like the Ares fight (between the Greek god of war and Percy Jackson) … and then I wrap up for Season 2,”
Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg will serve as writers of the pilot, and James Bobin will direct. Steinberg will oversee the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz. Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers along with Bobin, Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson and The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg.
Back at the D23 Expo in September, a short teaser trailer of the new series was revealed:
Are you excited for the new “Percy Jackson” Disney+ series?