After being in talks with Disney since at least December of last year, Percy Jackson’s creator Rick Riordan announced on Twitter that has reached an agreement to begin development of a Percy Jackson series at Disney+. This has been a long-time coming for devoted Percy Jackson fans, who the Riordans thanked for their support in their announcement.
— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020
The Percy Jackson novels were adapted into two movies back in 2010 and 2013 — and somehow managed to bomb with critics, general audiences and fans of the books — and ever since fans of the books have begged and pleaded for a more faithful adaptation. Given that almost all production at Disney is stalled amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard to say when production will begin on the series’ first season, which will cover the first novel The Lightning Thief.