Disney+ is getting a ‘Percy Jackson’ series

A Percy Jackson series is currently in the early stages of development at Disney Plus. Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson book series announced the same on Twitter. Riordan said in a statement, “We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one. Rest assured that Becky and I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show.” Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief generated $226.5 million worldwide, with Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters pulling in just under $200 million worldwide. In addition to The Lightning Thief, the series is comprised of the books The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. Riordan has also published the companion book The Demigod Files as well as The Demigod Diaries. Percy Jackson is also another example of Disney leaning on its IP franchises to produce Disney Plus originals. Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Monsters Inc., High School Musical, National Treasure, and The Mighty Ducks are just some of the other big movies and franchises Disney is pulling from to make original series.