Production on the first season of Percy Jackson and The Olympians has officially wrapped. The announcement was made via a Twitter video featuring actor Walker Scobell, who plays the titular character in the new series. Percy Jackson and The Olympians will also star Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood respectively. The series was created for television by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Dan Shotz and is based on the young-adult novel series authored by Rick Riordan.
The show’s first season will be based on the first novel of the series, The Lightning Thief. The novel previously was adapted as a 2010 film for 20th Century Fox. The Percy Jackson and The Olympians series aims to be a more faithful adaptation of the novel, and will hopefully be a more successful venture than the mixed bag of a film franchise. If successful, Percy Jackson and The Olympians could likely have the cultural staying power in the young-adult genre that the Harry Potter films held in the first decade of the 2000s.
With production having just now wrapped for the first season, it would be logical to predict that the series will air at the start of 2024. However, there’s no official word on a release window.
Percy Jackson and The Olympians will release exclusively on Disney+. The first will be comprised of eight episodes.