“Look. I didn’t want to be a half-blood. Being a half-blood is scary. It’s dangerous. Most of the time, it gets you killed.” Those simple words open the teaser trailer for the new Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. And, sure, for those unfamiliar with the series (all six of you out there), those words may seem wildly melodramatic. But in their defense, there are two things you should know: 1) The titular character is a teenager, and teenagers exist to be melodramatic. And 2) His words are absolutely true.
The teaser trailer for the upcoming series isn’t very long, so there’s not much to it. We get a couple glimpses of camp (the aptly named Camp Half-Blood). Groups of fellow campers, some dressed up like warriors. With actual spears. And armor. This isn’t your usual day camp. And Percy himself walking alone into his cabin, the sole son of…well, for the sake of keeping new fans to the series unspoiled, I’ll stop there.
It’s not the most informative teaser out there. But I don’t care because it looks absolutely fantastic. At the very least, it looks like it was created by people who appreciate the source material. It already feels like a more faithful adaptation than the 2010 and 2013 films. (Please, if those are your only experience with the franchise, give the upcoming Disney+ series – and books – a chance. From this brief teaser trailer alone, I’m willing to bet you won’t regret it.) Author Rick Riordan is almost as excited about the upcoming series as the fans are, and that alone should be enough to know it’s going to be good.
As all the best teasers do, this trailer left me wanting more. I want to see Percy Walker Scobell), Annabeth (Leah Jeffries), and Grover (Aryan Simhadri) in action. I want to see how the visual effects will be handled. Mostly, however, I want an official release date. Please, Disney. I’m begging you for an official release date. Pretty please? For the fans?
Check out the teaser trailer:
The first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is expected to release on Disney+ in early 2024.