Last year, author Rick Riordan and his wife announced the Percy Jackson book series is set to be re-adapted as a television series for the Disney+ streaming service, and now, the author has offered an update on the upcoming series.
Over on his own personal blog, Riordan revealed that the creative team is currently adding the finishing touches onto the script for the pilot episode before submitting it to Disney for review.
“We have a couple of important meetings this coming week with the top brass at the studio for the Percy Jackson TV show, so keep your fingers crossed. Everyone who has read the pilot script loves it, but there will be a few additional tweaks we need to make before we send it off to its next stop: the top execs at Disney+. That’s normal,” he explained. “In script writing, as in every other kind of writing, you can expect to do many, many drafts! All the input has been super positive and helpful, though. Everyone is committed to making this the best show we possibly can. I remain excited and guardedly optimistic that we are on the verge of getting a really first-rate project off the ground. As always, though, good things require time and patience! Stay tuned!
The Percy Jackson series follows teenager Percy Jackson after he discovers he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon. The first two books in the series were adapted into feature films, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. However, due to the second film struggling at the box office and Riordan’s public criticism of the films after they deviated from the source material, the film franchise was cancelled.
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