HBO may be gearing up to reboot Harry Potter soon, but Disney+ is going to be delivering Gen-Z’s version of Potter with Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The show is set to be a big drop for the holiday season, and we just got a full first trailer.
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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.
The first season is expected to cover the events of the first book in Rick Riordan’s series called Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. We should expect further seasons to also each tackle one novel at a time. Other books in the series are titled The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian—all culminating to the last book The Chalice of the Gods.
We don’t know how closely the film will be sticking to the books, but with Riordan’s involvement, we should expect a pretty faithful adaptation. If anything, they’re expected to remedy all the faults of the original films, which kind of left out all the interesting parts of Riordan’s modern Olympians and favored action setpieces.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians comes to Disney+ on Dec. 20.