Now it’s official: Disney + has ordered Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
the series inspired by the novels by Rick Riordan . The latter will write the pilot with Jon Steinberg ( The Rookie ), while the director will be James Bobin ( Dora and the lost city, The Muppets ). Riordan himself made the announcement:
Filming will start in the summer, the protagonists are currently being sought. Steinberg and his partner Dan Shotz will executive produce alongside Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg . 20th Television will produce.
Ayo Davis , president of Disney Branded Television, said:
With Rick Riordan, Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz at the helm of our creative team, we are working on creating an engaging TV series worthy of the heroic mythological characters who, as Percy Jackson ‘s millions of readers know , deserve to be followed, and not. we look forward to inviting the Disney + audience to stories that will be faithful to the famous franchise and full of expectations, humor, surprise and mystery.
Riordan’s novels have already been adapted into two films, Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Sea of Monsters , played by Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario .