“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is getting everyone excited, including Rick Riordan. In response to a fan on GoodReads, the writer was optimistic about the possibility of the new adaptation having more than one season on Disney+.
“Yes, that’s the idea. Of course, first we have to get the approval [da plataforma de streaming] to do other seasons in the future. At the moment, we have the green light for season one only, but if everyone watches it and enjoys it, I’m optimistic that we can do more,” he wrote.
The first wave of episodes adapts “The Lightning Thief,” the first in a five-book series about the adventures of the demigod Percy Jackson. In the story, the 12-year-old boy discovers that he is the son of the Greek god of the seas and oceans, Poseidon, and is accused of stealing Zeus’ thunderbolt.
Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, Aryan Simhadri, Virginia Kull, Timm Sharp, Jason Mantzoukas, Glynn Turman and Megan Mullally form the cast. They act under the direction of James Bobin, known for “Dora and the Lost City” (2019).
Filming began in June this year in Vancouver, Canada, and may extend until 2023. That’s why, according to Riordan himself, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” should only hit the Disney+ catalog in 2024.