After an abridged and lukewarm movie franchise, Disney+ has decided to breathe new life into the Percy Jackson franchise. Author Rick Riordan announced today in a video that the series pilot would be helmed by The Mysterious Benedict Society director James Bobin. Riordan is also expected to be closely involved with the series.
While this official announcement is new, the prospect of Disney+ being home to the beloved book series isn’t. Riordan and his wife took to Twitter two years ago to reveal that the series was being shopped to DIsney+.
The executives at Disney+ put out the following statement in light of the announcement:
With Rick Riordan, Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz leading our creative team, we’re deep into creating a compelling TV series worthy of the heroic mythological characters that millions of Percy Jackson readers know are well-worth caring about. We’re eager to invite Disney+ audiences into stories that are true to the blockbuster franchise and full of anticipation, humor, surprise, and mystery.
There’s no word yet on who will fill in the ranks of the beloved ensemble of characters but rest assured that’s something we will hear in the coming months.