With great power, comes great responsibility. Though I have no power, the House of Mouse does, and they took the responsibility with great care.
Taking on Percy Jackson and The Olympians and doing it justice is an important responsibility, one that a fandom will not allow to go unanswered should Percy, Annabelle, Grover and all of Camp Halfblood be given the love, care, and adaptation that it deserves.
It was announced to the world that Disney+ has taken on the quest of bringing the beloved book series to life, and announced that it has received an official series of order. And they announced it the best way possible, with series creator Rick Riordan.
Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said, “With Rick Riordan, Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz leading our creative team, we’re deep into creating a compelling TV series worthy of the heroic mythological characters that millions of Percy Jackson readers know are well-worth caring about, and we’re eager to invite Disney+ audiences into stories that are true to the blockbuster franchise and full of anticipation, humor, surprise, and mystery.”
20th Television President Karey Burke added to the statement with, “Bringing Rick Riordan’s brilliant Percy Jackson books to Disney+ as a television series has been a mission for so many of us at this company as well as for Rick himself, and Jon, Dan, James and the excellent team they have assembled have proven to be the perfect collaborators. Thanks to our friends at Disney Branded Television led by Ayo, and Disney Streaming led by Michael, this will be an adaptation for the ages, with all the excitement, action and mythology fans of the books expect and love.”
But no offense to big wigs in studios, what we care about is what you guys think! And the fandom went wild!
THE ONES WHO HAVE WAITED
THE ONES WHO ALREADY KNOW IT’S GONNA BE EPIC
THE ONES ASKING ABOUT CASTING
THE ONES SCREAMING
THE ONES IT HIT HARD
You know what I did not think I was going to be this emotionally unstable after hearing these news and yet here I am pic.twitter.com/AElpC40R4C— ugly pickly bitch (@boy0linha) January 25, 2022
THE ONES THAT WANT TO REMIND YOU PERCY JACKSON IS FOR ALL AGES
The live-action “Percy Jackson” series tells the fantastical story of the titular 12-year-old modern demigod, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.