Percy Jackson and the Olympians is presently aiming for an early 2024 premiere date on Disney+, according to a recent blog post from Rick Riordan, the author of the original novels. Percy Jackson and the Olympians currently has no set release date.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians is based on Riordan’s books, follows the 12-year-old modern demigod Percy Jackson (Walter Scobell), who is just coming to terms with his newly discovered superhuman abilities when Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Percy must embark on a once-in-a-lifetime quest with the aid of his companions Grover (Aryan Simhadri) and Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries) in order to find it and put Olympus back in order.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, a 2010 film adaptation of the series, had a mixed box office performance but received negative reviews from fans for deviating from the original books. The movie would go on to have one more instalment, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, before any further franchise ambitions were ultimately abandoned.
After years of fan expectation, Riordan expresses confidence in the show and promises a fantastic payout now that a fresh adaptation is coming from Disney+. The writer also said, “This show is the most ambitious project any of us have ever done, even for our seasoned and experienced team members. A huge number of sets. Complicated special effects. Young actors leading the show. That all takes time. But the payoff will be worth it. I am confident of that.”
Earlier, Riordan said that he thought to premiere the series sometime in 2023, but , “I also warned you that this could definitely change,” he wrote. “Now that I have a somewhat better understanding of the work involved, here’s what I am estimating: It’s probably going to take us through December or into January to film all the episodes of season one, which is roughly one month of filming per episode (eight episodes total)…That means post-production will begin in early 2023, when the pieces are fitted together, edited and augmented with all the special effects and sound. This process also takes months and months.”
He added, “given all this, I think the most likely air date will probably be early 2024. Again, that’s just me guessing. The actual release dates are determined by the studio and the streaming service, and have to take in hundreds of other factors like the release schedule for all Disney+ shows, timing for publicity, etc.”