Disney+ Percy Jackson Series Writer Rick Riordan Reveals They’ve Finished Filming Half of the Book

Percy Jackson and the Olympians author Rick Riordan revealed that they had almost covered half of the novel. The rights to the Percy Jackson series were acquired by Disney in 2019, and the series adaptation greenlit in 2022.

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Percy Jackson and the Sea of ​​Monsters (2013)

The novel series has had two popular film adaptations: The Lightning Thief in 2010 and sea ​​of ​​monsters in 2013. Starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, and Brandon T. Jackson, the films were criticized for being unfaithful to the source material. After the release of the second film, the entire franchise was dropped.

Fortunately, a brand new Percy Jackson The series has grown and will be adapted for television with Walker Scobell as Percy, Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood. On top of that, Riordan will be directly involved in the creative process as opposed to the films. He will oversee the production as executive producer and writer.

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Author’s Percy Jackson Series Filming Update

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Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

Riordan is constantly giving updates on the development of the Percy Jackson series on his blog. In his message a few weeks ago, he said they had covered almost half of the book. Here is what the author posted:

How much Percy content have we covered? Put it this way: If you were following the book, we pretty much filmed Chapter Nine of The Lightning Thief. That’s a big part of the story, but there’s still plenty of fun and games to come! And yes, the filming followed the story of the book very closely, almost as if the author was involved in it himself!

Since the update was released a few weeks ago, fans can assume they’ve finally filmed half the story. The novel consists of 22 chapters, and assuming they’ve done the entirety of Chapter 9, the production team is probably working beyond that by now.

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Trailer, merchandise and release date

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Still image from the official trailer for the Disney+ series Percy Jackson

The series’ trailer, which was also revealed a few weeks ago, surprised fans with its accuracy and inclusion of several important details, from the orange camp shirts to the Camp Half-Blood setting. Avid fans expressed their delight at seeing these badges and other new symbols to decipher.

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Camp Half-Blood signature orange shirt worn by campers

Along with this news, the author also announced that he was preparing to launch a line of merchandise. While the series isn’t coming to TV anytime soon, these regular updates from the writer himself make the wait bearable.

Percy Jackson The series is coming to Disney+ in early 2024.

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