Let’s take a look at everything we know about the upcoming Percy Jackson TV series, which will premiere on Disney+. working on
by Doug Norie | published
Percy Jackson TV serial is coming. With big fantasy franchises, especially popular book series, fans have a right to be excited when something is adapted for the big or small screen. It’s a chance to see someone else’s interpretation of the characters and settings they’ve kept in the mind’s eye for so long.
And sometimes a franchise takes a few different shots at it before getting it right. same with the next Percy Jackson TV series that would follow a failed film franchise for the titular character.
This new series will provide a reset for fans of the franchise and the ability to bring together the character and story in a whole new way. Let’s see everything we know about it Percy Jackson TV Series.
Percy Jackson was created by Rick Riordan
The character of Percy Jackson was first introduced in the book. lightning Thief The introductory book in Joe by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson and the Olympians Voting. The story follows Percy, who is, at least initially, on the journey of the typical hero.
During a school trip he learns that there is a secret world out there to which he is connected that he is the son of a Greek god. It opens up a world in which all the figures from Greek mythology are, for better or worse, alive and well working in the United States.
Percy sets up some shop at Camp Half-Blood (Hogwarts of This World) and meets several other children who have been raised alongside humans by the gods. This begins a winding story in which we all meet people from the mythological spectrum. Some of the main characters along with Percy are his close friends Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase. Both have their own secrets (and some powers) and are likely to be key components in this new series.
Walker Scobel is headed
Percy Jackson The TV series immediately received a definite blow with its castingmarking one of the first big Announcements Since it was reported that the franchise was getting another adaptation. Walker Scobel was cast in the lead role in early April, a sign that the young actor’s star is definitely on the rise.
This Casting Was Coming From Scobel’s Breakout (and Actually First) Role in the Netflix Original Adam Project. In it, Scobel plays Adam Reed, the younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character, who has traveled in time from the future to right wrongs from his past. Scobel was outstanding playing his role alongside Reynolds on screen and it was very clear that he was headed for even bigger and better things.
Joining Scobel will be Aryan Simhadri, who plays Grover Underwood, Percy’s best friend and protector. Grover is also a satirist. Leah Sawa Jeffries joins the cast as Annabeth Chase, daughter of the Greek goddess Athena.
Also in the cast will be Charlie Bushnell as Luke Castellan, Virginia Kool as Sally Jackson, Glyn Terman as Chiron, Tim Sharp as Gabe Ugliano, and Dior Gudjohn as Clarice LaRue. There are a few names you may be familiar with. Megan Mullally (will and grace) on board as Mrs. Dodds/Electo while Jason Mantzokas (League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will play Dionysus.
Writer Rick Riordan is working directly with the series.
There’s some more good news on its development Percy Jackson That writer Rick Riordan’s TV series is heavily involved with this process. This is not necessarily the case on the first iteration. Riordan shared the good news last summer Twitter That the two and his wife, Becky, were about to work with Disney+.
And there are some other creatives attached who can really promote this series. The show’s showrunner will be John Steinberg and Dan Schottz, The two have worked together on several other projects including co-productions Jericho, Which ran for four seasons on CBS. they also worked black sail on Starz. Each has several other writing and producing credits and lends a solid resume for what they will bring to this new series.
Percy Jackson has previously worked in two films
This isn’t the first time this franchise has received a live-action adaptation. The Percy Jackson TV series wouldn’t be the first crack at bringing this story to life. it happened back in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, 2010 trick from Christopher Columbus. It followed the events of the first book in the series and starred Logan Lerman in the lead role. Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson played Annabeth and Grover, respectively.
The film performed well at the box office, grossing $226 million worldwide at its $95 million cost. But given the popularity of the book series and the idea that it would attract a large number of readers to theaters to watch the adaptation, the box office figures were still disappointing.
There was a follow-up film, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Three years later, but it scored even worse with ticket sales, grossing *only* $200 million on a $90 million budget. Nor did it do so well with critics.
The first one is sitting at 49% rotten Tomatoes with another 42%. The planned third film in the franchise stalled and was never made, amid weak results in the dollar sign department and critics hailing it collectively. A decade later, this relative poor performance set the stage for Percy Jackson TV Series.
Percy Jackson Series DISNEY+ . will be on
While the timeline isn’t set yet, that said, the series is coming to Disney+ and probably not until the summer of 2023, if not later. With the Mouse House now calling the shots, one has to think that we are going to get a better version of what happened on the big screen in the television series.
And given how there is a wealth of source material to cover, limiting it to one-of-a-kind films may not be the best plan to start with. Of course, a decade ago was a different world when it came to content, with the streaming wars not heating up yet.
But now, all platforms are seeking to phase out big television productions, a Percy Jackson TV series can be perfect for the streamer. Ultimately, there are a total of five books in the series as well as several complementary works. This could be something that stays on Disney+ for many years.
Disney has released a teaser trailer, which you can watch below, that will show you what awaits Percy. we will update news on Percy Jackson It comes out as a TV series.