A "Percy Jackson And The Olympians" Series Is Finally Arriving

Fans of the original books by Rick Riordan have been waiting a long time for the news, and today Disney+ has officially announced that it has given the green light to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV series.
Announced at Disney's Investor Day 2020, Percy Jackson and the Olympians has actually been in the works for over a year, but it wasn't until several hours ago that the company has officially ordered the TV series, which then will soon arrive on Disney+.

The original Books by Rick Riordan | Image source: Fado

Just like Riordan who announced the news in a video shot from his office, Disney+ has specified that the upcoming show will be faithful in adapting the epic series of adventures of protagonist Percy Jackson from the acclaimed and award-winning novels of the author.
Riordan (who had strongly opposed Percy Jackson's film adaptations with Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario in the past) will co-write the pilot alongside Jon Steinberg (writer of Black Sails), while James Bobin (director of The Mysterious Benedict Society) will direct it.
Here is the first description of the TV series published by Disney:
"Geared towards a general audience and especially tweens, teens, and young adults, the live action series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus."

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) | Image source: IMDb

No further details are available at the moment, so fans will have to wait a little longer for news on the casting and possible debut window for the series.
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