Series and films
Ebenizer Pinedo – May 15, 2020 – 0: 47 (CET)
Percy Jackson will have his own series 'live action' on Disney Plus, as confirmed by the video platform and Rick Riordan himself, writer of the books.
Nothing stops Disney Plus . The streaming video platform has been announcing multiple series and movies for several weeks that will be part of its original catalog. The latest to be confirmed will make fans of fantasy literature very happy. And it is that the Mickey mouse service is preparing a series 'live action' based on Percy Jackson and the Gods of Olympus , the popular series of novels that saw the light from 2005.
Rick Riordan , adventure writer, has been responsible for make the announcement through your Twitter account. Jordan announced that the first season will be based on The Lightning Thief , the first book. He also promised that the series will follow the Disney Plus quality standards , so You can now start raising your exceptional. You only need to see The Mandalorian to understand that the platform is not skimping resources with no production.
– Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020
“We can't say much more at the moment, but we are very excited about the idea of the highest quality 'live action' series, following the original story of the five Percy Jackson books, starting with The Lightning Thief in the first season, “said the author. Furthermore, he promised that himself and his wife, Becky Riordan, will be involved in the production of the content . Because they are still in a very early planning stage, they have declined to reveal a tentative release date.
Another interesting fact is that the series will be totally alien to the two existing films : Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters . Both were a failure both critically and at the international box office. The first one barely raised 226 millions of dollars, while the sequel stayed in 199 million dollars. Taking into account the great expectations that both productions generated, their final result was a disaster.
Remember that Disney made the purchase of 21 st Century Fox in 2019 , and that allowed them to obtain the rights of Percy Jackson . Riordan couldn't even supervise the feature films mentioned above, but that will change with the series. Surely they will respect the writer's vision to deliver content that lives up to expectations.
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