The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan is a middle grade urban fantasy series that involves Greek Mythology. It’s one of my favorite book series I’ve ever read. And I think that even though it has the middle grade tag, it’s a series that can be enjoyed by adults too.
If you weren’t already aware, this book series does have two movie adaptations: The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters. However, the movies almost completely butchered the original story to a point where they are almost unrecognizable as the same story. Most people who have read the books and watched the movies, including me, agree that the movies don’t do the original story justice.
But talking about the inaccuracies of the movies is not why I’m writing this post.
For the last several months, Rick has mentioned on social media that he has been talking with Disney about the possibility of essentially a do-over adaptation. And people in the fandom started a hashtag for it to hopefully help convince Disney to adapt the series: #disneyadaptpercyjackson.
And just within the last 24 hours of me writing this, Rick posted on his official instagram that Disney will be adapting Percy Jackson for Disney+! Rick himself said that it will be a live-action TV series that will follow the storyline of the original five-book series with The Lightning Thief being season 1. Rick will be involved IN PERSON during every aspect of the production of the show. This means that he will likely have a lot of say on how the show is produced, i.e. he should be able to help make sure the series is as accurate as possible.
There is not projected release year yet, but it’s still a very recent development. I’m sure that Rick will keep everyone posted with what he can share through his social media (Instagram and Twitter).
I’m so excited for Percy Jackson to get the adaptation that it deserves. And I hope to post my thoughts on updates as those updates get released. The confirmation of this adaptation is extremely exciting because I think it will actually be a good adaptation. Especially with the involvement of Rick during production.
Now, if you haven’t read the series but want to watch the tv series when it gets released, I highly recommend you read Percy Jackson. And since there’s no prediction of when it will be officially released, there’s plenty of time to at least get through the first five-book series that takes place in the Percy Jackson universe.