Formalized in 2020, the series Percy Jackson from Disney+ was in pre-production throughout 2021. The first scripts and the universe built by Rick Riordan, from its own best-selling literary saga, has won over the executives of Disney who have finally given the green light for the series to move on to the next stage, that of production. The castings continue for their part to unearth the rare pearls to embody all the mythological characters of this great fresco.
The Percy Jackson series is stepping up a gear
Today it was revealed that Disney+ has officially given the green light to the next series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on the author’s best-selling novel series Rick Riordan. “The Wait Is Over, Demigods”, said Riordan in a video announcing that the saga will finally be entitled to a second youth in television form. “I am delighted to be the first to announce that Percy Jackson and the Olympians are really, really and definitely coming to your screens. »
Jon Steinberg is also writing the project and serving as an executive producer. Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Shotz will oversee the series. James Bobin (The Mysterious Benedict Circle, The Muppets, The Return) directs the first episode. Filming is expected to begin in June 2022.
” With Rick Riordan, Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz at the head of our creative team, we are deeply committed to creating a compelling television series worthy of the heroic mythological characters that millions of readers of Percy Jackson know they are worth caring for”, said the president of Disney Branded TV Come on Davis. “We look forward to inviting the public to Disney+ in stories true to the hit franchise and full of anticipation, humor, surprise and mystery. »
Karey Burke, president of 20th Television, added : “Bring the brilliant books Percy Jackson from Rick Riordan at Disney+ as a television series has been a mission for many of us in this business as well as for Rick himself, and Jon, And, James and the excellent team they have assembled have proven to be perfect collaborators. Thanks to our friends at Disney Branded Television directed by come on and of Disney Streaming directed by Michael [Paull], it will be an adaptation for all ages, with all the excitement, action and mythology that fans of the books have come to expect and love. »
Series Percy Jackson follows a 12-year-old boy who learns he is a demigod. He has just come to terms with his new supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his precious lightning bolt to give to Poseidon. Now Percy must cross America to find him and restore order to Olympus. If renewed for multiple seasons, then the series will address each new book for each season.
No launch date for the series has been set and no casting has been announced. Riordan, Steinberg, Shotz and Coil will serve as executive producers with Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg du Gotham Group.
The series will follow the order of the five books beginning The Lightning Thief.
Released in 2010 and directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone), the film Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario et Brandon T. Jackson and followed a teenager discovering that he is the descendant of a Greek god and then embarking on an adventure to settle an ongoing battle between the gods. The film grossed over $225 million on a $95 million budget. In 2013, the sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters unfortunately did less with less than $200 million on a $90 million budget. The saga was thus not continued before being rebooted on Disney+.
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