Through his personal blog, ‘Percy Jackson’ saga creator Rick Riordan has revealed some updates on the upcoming Disney + series.
According to him, Walt Disney will invest heavily in the series and the budget will be similar to that of “The Mandalorian” and “WandaVision” – which cost an average of US $ 100 million in the first season.
The writer took the opportunity to provoke the audience by confirming that the script was already finished, which should generate a lot of curiosity for the coming weeks.
“I’m having some big meetings next week with Disney bosses to discuss the ‘Percy Jackson’ TV series, so fingers crossed. Everyone involved loved the script for the pilot episode, but we need to make a few more tweaks before we send it off to its next stop: Top Disney + Executives. But take it easy, it’s normal.
“When writing a script, there are many drafts before the official version, just like in any other type of writing. All of the contributions were super positive and helpful. Everyone is committed to making this the best series possible. I remain excited and carefully optimistic that we are about to launch a truly first-class project. As always, however, good things need time and patience! Stay tuned! “
So, are you also excited about the series?
Entitled “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, there is no release yet.
However, Riordan has released a small teaser for the series teaser.
Hello Percy Jackson fans!
Here is the news of the Disney + series, during the studio event which will start airing at 6:30 p.m.!
Rick Riordan has released a small teaser of the series teaser and confirmed news on Investor Day! pic.twitter.com/GqZIYlDOw3
– CinePOP (@cinepop) December 10, 2020
In total, the saga written by Riordan contains five books: “The Lightning Thief”, “Sea of Monsters”, “The Curse of the Titan”, “The Battle of the Labyrinth” and “The Last Olympian”.
The plot revolves around Percy, a teenager who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the seas, and is then sent to Camp Half-Blood to reunite with other half-breeds. There, Percy meets friend and mentor Grover Underwood, a teenage satyr, and meets Annabeth Chase, Athena’s daughter.
Chris Columbus directed the film adaptation of the first volume, “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief,” which starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson and Jake Abel.
Despite mixed reviews, the film grossed nearly $ 227 million worldwide, on a budget of $ 95 million.
In 2013, “Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters” made just $ 199 million and received heavy criticism for the narrative, which strayed too far from the original novel.
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