The Disney+ Series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is my highest anticipated series of the year. As someone who went through a HUGE Greek Mythology phase in life, I LOVED these books. The movies were fine but sped through and far from the series I knew and loved. That said, this new series has fixed all the film issues and then some.

FINALLY, Rick Riodoran’s incredible book series has been given the visual adaptation it truly deserves

Percy Jackson and the Olympians An Intro to Greek Mythology

So, what is Percy Jackson? The books and series tell the story of a 12-year-old boy named Percy who is also a demi-god. His mother had an affair with the Greek God Poseidon and against their laws bore a child. To keep him safe, Percy has to go to Camp Half-Blood (the camp where all Demi-God children go to train). However, he is quickly sent on a quest with his satyr friend, Grover, and the daughter of Athena, Anna Beth. So, what is this quest? To find the person who has stolen Zeus’ master bolt and clear his name.

First, I need to preface this review by saying I’ve only seen the first Four episodes. That said, so far this series is perfection! The casting for Percy Jackson and the Olympians is spot on! Thank you for casting kids who look like kids! This is a very different adventure watching actors who look 18 vs. 12-year-olds. The chemistry between Walker Scobell (Percy), Aryan Simhadri (Grover), and Leah Sava Jeffries (Anna Beth) is spot on. Their portrayal of their characters seems to be done by actors twice their age. I’m honestly really impressed.

They are also surrounded by an impeccable supporting cast with Glynn Turman (Rustin), Megan Mullally (Dicks: The Musical), Jessica Parker Kennedy (The Flash), Jason Mantzoukas (The League), and so many more! It’s really exciting to see. 


It’s not easy (or cheap) to build a world of realistic mythological characters and places. That said, Disney has put a lot of money into this series, which I am grateful for. The world looks and feels like it was plucked out of my head. 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is also full of action and monsters! The mythological creatures and characters are straight of out my favorite books. I appreciate that the series has chosen to lean into the silly along with the scary. I’m amazed by how this series has impeccable pacing, and dynamic physicality, as well as insightful lessons on Greek mythology for those who may be curious.

The first two episodes of Percy Jackson and the Olympians premiere on Dec. 20 on Disney+. Then, new episodes will be dropping weekly on Wednesdays.