What is the Percy Jackson TV series release date? After a poorly received live-action movie, fans were delighted to hear Rick Riordan’s fantasy books were being adapted and that, this time, he’s fully on board.
Percy Jackson‘s long-time readers and prospective new fans crossed their fingers in the hope this Disney Plus adaptation would be one of the best fantasy series on the service. It’s what we’re getting instead of new movies, so it has to be! The son of Poseidon is getting another shot, and Riordan said it’s everything fans have been waiting for. Ahead of it arriving new on Disney Plus, we’ve been to Camp Half-Blood and back to gather the details.
What’s the Percy Jackson TV series release date?
On Wednesday, December 20, 2023, the first two episodes of the Percy Jackson TV series will stream on Disney Plus before the rest follow weekly.
This good news came way earlier than we’d expected, as Riordan had previously stated the show would arrive in 2024. Progress has clearly gone smoothly, as filming wrapped in early 2023. What an unexpected treat!
Who’s in the Percy Jackson TV series cast?
Walker Scobell leads the Percy Jackson series as Percy, son of Poseidon. Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase and Aryan Simhadri as Grover round out the main cast.
Scobell previously starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in the Netflix movie The Adam Project and was incredible. Jeffries stars as his best friend, Annabeth, while Simhadri is Grover, meaning our central trio is all set.
Besides the big three, the series’ cast includes some huge Hollywood names like Lin-Manuel Miranda and the late Lance Reddick. Jason Mantzoukas will be playing the part of Mr D (AKA: the god Dionysus and the leader of Camp Half-Blood), while Virginia Kull is Percy’s mom, and Timm Sharp is taking on the part of Gabe, Percy’s stepdad.
The guest stars are a bright spot for this series, and we’ve luckily had lots of images to give us a look at their characters too, like Riddick’s Zeus.
Here’s the full Percy Jackson TV series cast list:
- Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson
- Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase
- Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood
- Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson
- Glynn Turman as Chiron / Mr. Brunner
- Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus / Mr. D
- Megan Mullally as Alecto / Ms. Dodds
- Timm Sharp as Gabe Ugliano
- Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue
- Charlie Bushnell as Luke Castellan
- Adam Copeland as Ares
- Olivea Morton as Nancy Bobofit
- Suzanne Cryer as Echidna
- Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes
- Jay Duplass as Hades
- Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus
- Lance Reddick as Zeus
- Toby Stephens as Poseidon
What will the Percy Jackson TV series be about?
The Percy Jackson TV series will start by adapting The Lightning Thief, which is about a boy who learns he is the son of Poseidon.
Warning: minor spoilers from the source material and mythological antics ahead! In a now-deleted tweet, Riordan confirmed that season 1 follows the first book, The Lightning Thief. Aiming to be the best TV series it can possibly be, it seems a faithful adaptation is crucial here. We also know the series has added non-book scenes, though.
For those who aren’t die-hard bookworms, The Lightning Thief was published in 2005 and introduced us to the world of Greek gods and their children in Camp Half-Blood. One of those kids is a 12-year-old boy named Percy Jackson – who discovers he is the son of Poseidon after he and his mother are attacked by a Minotaur.
After encountering all sorts of danger, Percy must face his destiny with the help of his trusty friends Annabeth and Grover. Together the three embark on their first outing against the big bad titan Kronos and set out to save the world on a mission to retrieve Zeus’s property and restore Olympus.
Is there a Percy Jackson TV series trailer?
You can watch the full trailer for the Percy Jackson TV series now! It gives a great sense of the show’s atmosphere and impending adventure.
The first Percy Jackson teaser trailer (below) debuted on August 18, 2023, alongside confirmation of the release date. We then got some pretty character posters, too, which you can see above.
Another trailer dropped on September 19, 2023, which fully introduces us to Percy and his day-to-day troubles (as well as his forthcoming powers). We also get a good look at some strange creatures interacting with the real world. Honestly? It looks fantastic, and it’s great to see the story told through the experience of a younger cast, as it always should have been. Watch it for yourself!
Finally, a full-length trailer dropped on November 16, 2023. This will probably be the last trailer we get for the new series, but it’s more than enough. In it, we see Percy being introduced to Greek mythology, thanks to his mother.
It’s also increasingly clear that Percy doesn’t feel like he fits into the real world, but things are all set to change when he finds out that the myths aren’t myths at all. Watch it for yourself below:
Where can I watch the Percy Jackson TV series?
The Percy Jackson TV series will be on Disney Plus. It’s a Disney exclusive, so that’ll be the only service you can find it — for now, anyway.
How many episodes will be in the Percy Jackson TV series?
The Percy Jackson TV series will have eight episodes in its first season.
It might not sound like a lot, but at least it’s a step up from the six that has become quite standard for some IPs. Plus, if we get more seasons, there’s plenty of ground that could be covered across the five books!
Will there be another Percy Jackson movie?
If you’re holding out for another big-screen adventure to round out the Percy Jackson movies from the 2000s, you’ll sadly be disappointed, as a third movie was scrapped years ago.
Why was it scrapped, you ask? Well, essentially, the original movies were not met with positive responses from critics or fans and didn’t exactly make big bucks at the box office. At this stage, it’s much too late to finish up the trilogy, since all the original actors will now be too far away from the on-screen ages of their characters.
That’s not to say that a Percy Jackson movie with the new cast isn’t completely off the cards. While it’s strictly a TV series for now, a feature-length episode or big-screen take could always be in the realm of possibility if the show is met with an incredible response. All the more reason to watch it, we guess!
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