The author’s hit YA series was last adapted for the screen for two films in 2010 and 2013’s The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters, which starred Logan Lerman as the titular demigod hero. But now it’s time for a new group of talented actors to take on the mantle and bring the story to life.
Disney has shared new details about the series, including confirming the show’s release date and giving viewers their first look at what they can expect.
Here is everything you need to know.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians release date
Percy Jackson and the Olympians will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
The show will launch with its first three episodes and then the show will air weekly thereafter.
What is Percy Jackson and the Olympians be about?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows Percy, the 12-year-old son of Poseidon the Greek god of the sea who is coming into his powers and when Zeus, the king of the Gods, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt.
Determined to find the lightning bolt and restore order to Olympus, Percy enlists the help of his friends Annabeth and Grover for an epic adventure that will take them across the United States.
The first season of the Disney+ show takes inspiration from Riordan’s first novel The Lightning Thief, there are a further five novels in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian and The Chalice of the Gods.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast
Walker Scobell will take on the role of Percy, while Leah Sava Jeffries will play Annabeth and Aryan Simhadri will play Grover.
The show’s cast will also include guest stars like the late Lance Reddick as Zeus, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes, Megan Mullally as Mrs. Dodds, Toby Stephens as Poseidon, Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson, and Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, aka Mr. D.
Jay Duplass will play Hades, Glynn Turman will take on the role of Chiron, Adam Copeland will play Ares, Charlie Bushnell takes on the role of Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn plays Clarisse La Rue, Jessica Parker Kennedy plays Medusa, and Olivea Morton Nancy Bobofit.