WB may be looking to reboot the Harry Potter universe as a series, but Disney has pushed forward with the Gen-Z equivalent of the Potter IP. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is set to premiere this December, and we have a new teaser giving us a look at Percy’s unique world of gods and monsters.
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20th Century Fox had tried to launch the Percy Jackson franchise as a series of films back in the 2010s, and they even brought in Potter director Chris Columbus to take the helm. Sadly, the IP didn’t get past two movies; but now author Rick Riordan is more involved, and he’s teamed up with Disney for what he assures is a more accurate depiction of Percy’s story.
So far, everything does pretty faithful to the book. With the story expanded to a series, there’s just a lot more places to go and more time to spend with the characters—compared to the movies which had to cut a lot of sequences for the running time.
Hopefully the series manages to take off this time and get a new generation of audiences into the world of Percy.
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 the 2-episode premiere of Percy Jackson and the Olympians when it comes to Disney+ on Dec. 20.