The first two episodes of the fantasy series was released on December 20 on Disney+ Hotstar and first episode on Hulu
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Rick Riordan's demigods step onto the screen in the eight-episode adaptation – Percy Jackson & the Olympians. This captivating saga takes viewers into a realm where Olympian discord threatens to ignite a divine war, leaving the fate of the world in the hands of these extraordinary teenagers.
Previously Percy Jackson had two films – Percy Jackson & the Olympians (2010) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). Now the namesake novel had a thrilling series.
About Episode 1
The story starts with Percy Jackson talking directly to the viewers. Percy tells about his tough life as a kid. He has trouble reading due to dyslexia, and gets picked on at school. Some people say he is ‘special’ because of this, but Percy doesn't like that.
The number of viewership
The first episode achieved 13.3 million views on Disney+ Hotstar and Hulu within six days of its release. This series has secured its spot in the top five most-streamed shows of 2023 on this OTT platform duo. From Hotstar’s The Mandalorian Season 3 and Loki Season 2 to Hulu's The Bear Season 2 and Only Murders in the Building Season 3, along with The Kardashians Seasons 3 and 4.
Other highest vieweships series of 2023
Other series that have garnered such massive viewerships are – Ahsoka that achieved 14 million viewers in five days and Loki season 2 that achieved 10.9 million in just three days. Hence, Percy Jackson did it quite well!
Who annouced the news?
The news was released by Disney Branded Television, a unit of Disney General Entertainment Content, which oversees development, production and acquisition of contents for children, teenagers and families for Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The unit also oversees Disney-branded unscripted series, documentaries and specials for Disney’s all the streaming platforms.