Sometimes the second time’s the charm. When it comes to live-action adaptions, he Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan has seen better days. The book was first adapted into two films — Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: A Sea of Monsters and they didn’t go over well. Good news for fans, Percy Jackson is returning to live-action in a new Disney+ series.
Rick Riordan took to Twitter to report the news. In his note, Riordian shared:
“Hey Percy Jackson fans, for the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world. Some of you have even suggested it would be a good series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more!”
To read and view the full announcement:
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was a disappointment for fans, garnering a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and a 53% from fans. It was notoriously known for lacking a great plot and the series on Disney+ could possibly remedy those problems. Not only that, but diehard Percy Jackson fans could point out all the differences from the books. While the new series is headed for streaming, there’s no word on any original cast members returning for the series. Although that’s the case, no one appears to be sour about it.
Percy Jackson actor Logan Lerman celebrated the news over Twitter:
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