Rick Riordan Shares a Script Update on ‘Percy Jackson’ Series

Jan 26, 2021 0 comments

It's really happening!

Miracles don’t happen overnight. After months of being quiet, Rick Riordan finally gave us an update about the new Disney+  series based on Percy Jackson and the Olympians!

Riordan took to his personal site to share that the script for the new series is ready and that everyone who read the TV pilot script 'loves it'.

On his official blog he stated: 

We have a couple of important meetings this coming week with the top brass at the studio for the Percy Jackson TV show, so keep your fingers crossed. Everyone who has read the pilot script loves it, but there will be a few additional tweaks we need to make before we send it off to its next stop: the top execs at Disney+. That’s normal. In script writing, as in every other kind of writing, you can expect to do many, many drafts! All the input has been super positive and helpful, though. Everyone is committed to making this the best show we possibly can. I remain excited and guardedly optimistic that we are on the verge of getting a really first-rate project off the ground. As always, though, good things require time and patience! Stay tuned!
Last year in May, the author took to Twitter to confirm that the extremely popular Percy Jackson & the Olympians series is coming back to our screens.





The live-action will adapt the ‘The Lightning Thief’, for season one. The Riordan will also be ‘involved in person in every aspect of the show’, we hope they get this right this time.




What a great day to be a Percy Jackson fan!

The cast for the new series has yet to be announced, but the Percy Jackson movies starred Logan Lerman in the lead role, with Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth and Brandon T. Jackson as Grover. Tbh, they do still look the part, 7 years after. So we are hoping to see familiar faces in the show – or a cameo, at least.




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