Percy Jackson to be adapted to Disney+ live action series

The novels are coming to life again after almost 10 years.

Nicki Chan

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Published: 27 January 2022, 1:40 PM

Fans of Percy Jackson, here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is coming to Disney+, as the streaming platform just gave it the green light for a live action series. 

American novelist Rick Riordan, who wrote the best-selling books the series will be based on, delivered the news through Disney+’s social media himself. 

“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,” Riordan said. 

Although the first two books in the series had film adaptations, they were both released around 10 years ago, and Riordan was not involved in the production of either movie. 


The older movies also received criticism for aging up characters and deviating from the books. IMAGE CREDIT: 20TH CENTURY FOX


This time, Riordan will be working on the new Disney+ series as an executive producer, together with Jon Steinburg and James Bobin. Bobbin previously directed the pilot episode of Disney+’s 2021 series The Mysterious Benedict Society. 

The live action series follows the tale of 12-year-old Percy Jackson, who finds out he has supernatural powers as one of his parents is a Greek god. After Zeus accuses Percy of theft, he must go on a quest to restore what was lost in order to save both Olympus and humankind.  

It is unknown when production of the series will commence, and no casting details have been announced yet. However, the news is life-changing for many who love the novels. 

“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,” said Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. 

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