Disney Plus is getting a Percy Jackson series as Disney continues to mine its IP for new streaming shows

Rick Riordan’s beloved young adult fantasy series, Percy Jackson, is getting another shot at the live-action treatment seven years after the last film was released — but this time, as a Disney Plus series.

Riordan announced the project on Twitter, adding a note of reassurance to fans who were left livid over 20th Century Fox’s original film adaptations in 2010 and 2013: it wouldn’t end up like last time. Both Riordan and fans of the books, which follow demigod Percy Jackson as he travels around the country trying to find his father Zeus’ lightning bolt, haven’t hidden their distaste of the two live-action movies.

In a lengthy blog post published in November 2018, Riordan reiterated that once he “saw the final script and saw what they…

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