Percy Jackson Disney+ show release date teased by star
Series star Vox Kerber is teasing a release date for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Disney+ show, and it may be closer than previously thought.
Percy Jackson and Olympians star Walker Scobel gave an upbeat update on the show's release date. The Disney+ show is based on the book series of the same name by author Rick Riordan. Unlike the films of the early 2010s, which were panned by fans, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV series was spearheaded by Riordan, and the creator of the books even wrote for the show. Both audiences and Riordan himself expressed excitement that the show was getting closer to the books, something the movie desperately needed.
In an interview with GoErie, Scobell revealed that Percy Jackson and the Olympians may be coming to Disney+ sooner than expected. In a previous post on his blog, Riordan shared that the show's scheduled release date is early 2024. Now, Percy Jackson actor Scobell has updated that release window, saying the show is considering a late 2023 to early 2024 release. The optimistic update is sure to excite book fans, as now Percy Jackson and the Olympians are likely to arrive within a year.
What To Expect From The Disney+ Percy Jackson Series
Disney enters literary goldmine with adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympia Book series. There are five books in the main series, as well as the sequel to the Percy Jackson series, Heroes of Olympus, which mixes the trio of Percy, Annabeth and Grover with the Roman gods and new protagonist Jason Together. In short, the Percy Jackson franchise could be a new rival to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and while both are on Disney's side, the many story paths make possible a full-fledged spin-off universe, with the upcoming Percy Jackson and The Olympians Disney+ series will lead the way.
The first Percy Jackson and the Olympians trailer already suggests the series will stick to its source material, casting age-appropriate actors for the "Camp Half-Blood" cast and perfectly Using iconic Percy lines courtesy of Scobell. Audiences can expect Percy Jackson and the Olympians to feel similar to another adaptation of the popular series, the Harry Potter films. The three protagonists of Harry Potter begin the film at a very young age, which allows viewers to see them grow with the characters throughout the film. Percy Jackson and the Olympians will be able to recapture That magic, because the age span of the three main characters is 13-16.
How The Percy Jackson Series Will Differ From The Movies
The age difference between the characters in the book and the actors who portrayed them in the Percy Jackson films was a major cause of fan backlash. Logan Lerman was 18 when he brought Percy to life in the first film, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief . Lerman is the youngest lead in the film, with 24-year-old Alexandra Daddario and 26-year-old Brandon Jackson co-starring. An age-appropriate cast isn't the only thing differentiating the series from the films, as the erroneous CGI of the Percy Jackson film sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, doesn't quite fit with such a popular IP. That mistake won't be repeated in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, author Riordan focused on a budget similar to Disney+ blockbuster series WandaVision and The Mandalorian, both of which showcased stellar CGI.