No, you’re not myth-takenPercy Jackson is getting that series adaptation! 

(Sorry for the bad pun.)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series author Rick Riordan shared the official announcement on Disney+ social channels today. While adaptation was previously considered in development, Disney has now officially ordered the show to series.

“The wait is over, demigods. I am thrilled to be the first to tell you that Percy Jackson and the Olympians is really, truly, and for sure coming to your screens,” says Riordan in the announcement.

You can watch the author’s full statement in the clip below.

Riordan also re-confirmed that James Bobin will direct the show’s pilot episode – news THS broke back in October 2021. The release from Disney today also confirmed the production timeline we announced for the series; Percy Jackson and the Olympians will officially enter production this summer.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.

The first two books in Riordan’s series, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters, landed feature film adaptations back in 2010 and 2013 respectively. However, the movies largely departed from the events and even characterization in the novels, leading to a lot of backlash from PJO fans. 

But Riordan will co-write the series and serve as an executive producer. So hopefully, the second time’s the charm for these young demigods (and us fans). Jon Steinberg (Black Sails) will also co-write the series.

So, are you a PJO fan looking forward to another shot at seeing your favorite characters on screen? Let us know in the comments below.

Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates on Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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