The series creator, Rick Riordan, took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce several projects he has in the works, one of which is the “Percy Jackson” adaptation. The TV series is still in its early stages, as Riordan announced a preliminary casting call to find the show’s lead back in April. Riordan also announced in July that the writer’s room has been hard at work and includes showrunners Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz, the creators behind “Black Sails” and “Jericho.”
Although this TV series wouldn’t be the first live-action adaptation of the “Percy Jackson” books, fans are hoping the Disney+ series will be much more faithful to the original material than the other adaptations. The two films — 2010’s “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” and 2013’s “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” — were critiqued harshly by fans and even the author for straying too far from the books (via ComicBook.com). Riordan is hoping to remedy this in the new series, and it looks like he is moving in the right direction with his casting call, which asked for a young actor in the hopes of “[staying] true to the original story and have Percy’s character age from 12 to 16 over the course of the TV series.”
As of now, the “Percy Jackson” Disney+ adaptation still has a ton of work to do before getting a release date, but according to Riordan’s site, the series creators are aiming for a 2023 delivery.