Script for the TV adaptation of Percy Jackson is under development, says author Rick Riordan
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Script for the TV adaptation of Percy Jackson is under development, says author Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan, the creator of Percy Jackson gave the update on the upcoming Disney+ series on his website.

Akshay Krishna
Sep 24, 2021
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Author Rick Riordan first announced that a TV series based on his books are under production in Disney in May 2020. The latest update the author has to give is about the script of the highly anticipated series. 

Riordan shared the exciting news on his personal website. “The writers’ room for PJOTV is working on outlines and scripts for the first half of the first season, which is what we need to get approved before our official “green light.”, wrote the author. 

He also said that he hopes that this is done after the new year and then things should start happening from spring and that production would start from the summer of 2022. He clarified that all these dates are nothing official, rather his own calculation

The best selling novel revolves around children of the Greek gods of Olympus in the modern-day. The first season of the show will be based on the first book in the series titled, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The first book introduces Percy, a demigod and son of Poseidon, who has to set out in search of Zeus’ stolen lighting bolt with his friends. 

The books were earlier adapted into the big screen. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which was helmed by Chris Columbus was released in 2010. The movie was not received well by the fans or the author, as it failed to capture the essence of the source material. A sequel titled Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters came out in 2013, but there has been no movie since. 

The latest words of the author about the series is in contrast to how he felt about the movies, where he has said he had little control over the work, is exciting to the fans. With the creator of the books also playing an important role in productions, a much better end product is expected from the Disney+ series.

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