The Percy Jackson franchise may have fizzled out in the box office, but Disney+ is trying again with a new batch of actors and series author Rick Riordan onboard. The show is set to premiere later this year, and Disney has just dropped a new teaser featuring the trio of Percy, Annabeth, and Grover, as well as the god Ares.
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Admittedly, it’s not an expansive look at the show, but with a release date set for December, it should be a while before Disney really gives us an in-depth trailer (no doubt they’ll have to work on a lot of VFX for the series).
Though Ares is the only god that appears in the teaser, we should expect an appearance from other members of the Greek pantheon like Dionysus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Poseidon, and Zeus. The story also features all kinds of creatures from Greek mythology like Medusa, Chrion, and a bunch of harpies.
Some fans are curious though, since the actor cast as Zeus, Lance Reddick, had died earlier this year. It would probably be beneficial for the show to recast his part before the premiere, but it was said that he did finish his work on the first season, and it would be great if fans could have seen one of his final performances.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.
Watch out for Percy Jackson and the Olympians when it premieres on Disney+ on Dec. 20.