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Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Rick Riordan on Adapting ‘Percy Jackson’ for TV: “We Dove in With Both Feet”

Author Rick Riordan has enthralled two generations of readers with his Percy Jackson and the Olympians novels — beginning in 2005, and now with 180 million copies in print — and other books based on Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythology. He’s also shepherding a long-awaited Percy Jackson TV series for Disney+ — now in postproduction, […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Boards ‘Percy Jackson’ Series at Disney+

The Percy Jackson series at Disney+ has found its messenger god. Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda will have a recurring role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on author Rick Riordan’s best-selling series of novels. Miranda will play Hermes, the messenger god who looks out for travelers and thieves and is […]

New ‘Percy Jackson’ Book Is on Its Way, 14 Years After the Previous One

Rick Riordan and Percy Jackson are back for another Olympians. The author announced on Oct. 18 that he’ll have a sixth installment in his popular children’s franchise 14 years after the release of the fifth book in the series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian. “Nearly a decade after the release of THE […]

Why Logan Lerman Is Excited for a New Generation to Watch the Disney+ ‘Percy Jackson’ Series

While on the red carpet for his latest project Bullet Train on Monday night in Los Angeles, Logan Lerman also reacted to the news that the Percy Jackson franchise, in which he starred, is getting a new iteration. Lerman led 2010’s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and 2013’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters as […]

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Takes ILM Virtual Production Route (Exclusive)

Upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians is taking the virtual production route. The 20th Television series, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels, has started production in Vancouver and will be the first project to be made on Industrial Light & Magic’s newly built StageCraft LED stage, which features a 95-foot LED screen. “The story of […]

‘Percy Jackson’ Author Condemns Racist Attacks on Leah Sava Jeffries Casting

The author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series — and executive producer of the upcoming Disney+ series based on the books — has spoken out against racist backlash directed at one of the show’s actors. In a blog post, Rick Riordan condemned social media trolls who have complained that Leah Sava Jeffries, […]

‘Percy Jackson’ Disney+ Series Casts 2 Key Roles

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series at Disney+ has cast two more of its young heroes. Leah Sava Jeffries (Empire, Rel) and Aryan Simhadri (Disney+’s Cheaper by the Dozen) will star with Walker Scobell in the show based on author Rick Riordan’s novel series. They’ll play Percy’s close friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood. […]

‘Percy Jackson’ Series at Disney+ Casts Walker Scobell in Title Role

Disney+ has found its Percy Jackson. Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) has landed the title role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a series adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels. Riordan, an executive producer of the series, announced the news Monday morning on his website. “Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who […]

‘Percy Jackson’ Series a Go at Disney+

Percy Jackson is getting a new life at Disney+. The streaming platform has given a series order to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on author Rick Riordan’s best-selling series of novels. The project has been in development since May 2020. “The wait is over, demigods,” Riordan said in a video announcing the series pickup. […]