’Percy Jackson’ Series Coming to Disney+

The popular children's book series will be returning in a new form.

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After years of rumor and speculation, the 'Percy Jackson' franchise is slated to get its own program on Disney+. Rick Riordan, author of the acclaimed children's book series broke the news via Twitter. While the coronavirus pandemic has caused the majority of television production to shut down, it has not stopped networks and streaming services from announcing new projects and schedules. So, although this may not be filmed for a while, Disney+ has confirmed that it will eventually be a part of their roster.

Although 'Percy Jackson' has never received the small screen treatment, Riordan's creations did span two feature films that were released in 2010 and 2013 respectively. The first film grossed a total of $428.7 million worldwide at the box office while the second one accumulated a more modest $200.9 million. Since Disney bought 20th Century Fox in 2019, the esteemed film company now owns the right to both movies. The 2010s film franchise had Logan Lerman as the titular character, Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth, and Brandon T. Jackson as Grover. Given how much older the three are now, it is unlikely they will reprise their roles in the series.

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