Author Rick Riordan announced on a video, alongside his wife Becky, via his twitter page that a television series adaptation of Percy Jackson is in the early stages of development at Disney+.
Rick Riordan released a full statement on twitter saying:
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 even suggested it would be a great series at Disney+. We couldn’t agree more! We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one. Rest assured that Becky & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show. There will be much more news in the future, but for now, we have a lot of work to do! Buckle up, demigods. It’s going to be a fantastic, exciting ride!
The book series has us following Perseus ‘Percy’ Jackson, who discovers that he is in fact a demigod, the son of a human mother and the Greek god Poseidon. In addition to The Lightning Thief, the book series is comprised of The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olyympian.
Percy Jackson was adapted for the big screen based on the first two books by 20th Century Fox, with The Lightning Thief released in 2010 and The Sea of Monsters released in 2013. The films received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, earning over $428m combined worldwide.
The films starred Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario and Jake Abel.