30 Apr – Fans of the "Percy Jackson" franchise will be elated to know that there will be a television adaptation of the said books to be made for Disney+ , and it will stay truer to the books than the previous movies.
The news was shared by "Percy Jackson" author Rick Riordan, who announced on his blog and Twitter account that they are casting for their titular hero.
"Percy Jackson" follows the story of a 12 year-old boy of the same name, who finds out that he is actually a demi-god - Poseidon's son to be exact. He then has to undertake a quest to save his mother from the underworld and prove his innocence after being accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt.
The movie adaptation of the first book was released in 2010, and its sequel in 2013 starring Logan Lerman. However, many of the book fans were unhappy with the casting choices and the changes made - including changing the age of the main characters from twelve to sixteen.
Riordan himself admitted that he has never seen the movies to keep them from influencing the way he views the characters, and revealed that he decided to step away from the movies after seeing all the deviations made by the studio.