Popular young adult fantasy author, Rick Riordan’s beloved series, Percy Jackson, announced that the series might be getting a second chance at a live-action, but as a Disney Plus series instead of a film format.
Riordan made the announcement on Thursday in a video on Twitter along with his wife Becky.
Rick also followed up with a statement, which reads in part, “We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one.”
In extension to “The Lightning Thief,” the book series comprises of the books “The Sea of Monsters,” “The Titan’s Curse,” “The Battle of the Labyrinth,” and “The Last Olympian.” The author also published two additional books- “The Demigod Files” and “The Demigod Diaries.”
The full statement reads as follows- “Hey Percy Jackson fans, for the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world. Some of you have even suggested it would be a great series for Disney Plus. We couldn’t agree more! We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one. Rest assured that Becky & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the how. There will. be much more news in the future, but for now, we have a lot of work to do! Buckle up, demigods. It’s going to be a fantastic, exciting ride!”
This has been the most exciting news for the Percy Jackson fandom in a lot of years, and we hope that the series is much better than the movies that were released in 2010 and 2013. They were criticised to have been lacking the essence of the adventure in the actual novel, and had the characters aged to 17-18, as compared to the 12-13 year old protagonists in the novel. Since it’s being released on Disney Plus, it will also keep the language in check, and have it portrayed as the books were.
By Yukta Baid