Percy Jackson and the Olympians author Rick Riordan reveals new release date window for the upcoming Disney+ series. The TV adaptation will premiere in 2024.
Percy Jackson follows the story of the young demigod Percy and his friends, Grover and Annabeth, on their journey as they fight monsters and Greek gods while keeping a normal life. The book series has been adapted on the big screen in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
Riordan announced the reboot in 2020 and assured fans that he will be involved in the creative process. Filming started in June this year, and the author praised the early footage of the series.
Percy Jackson Series New Release Date
In a post from Riordan’s website, he shared some of his sentiments regarding the series:
“So when will the show be out? I hear there have been some wildly unrealistic dates floating around on social media, so I am here to moderate your expectations. Previously, I have said that my own personal best guess was sometime in 2023. I also warned you that this could definitely change. Now that I have a somewhat better understanding of the work involved, here’s what I am estimating: It’s probably going to take us through December or into January to film all the episodes of season one, which is roughly one month of filming per episode (eight episodes total), though very often we are filming pieces of 101, 102, or even 103 out of order on any given day, depending on what set we are using.”
He also added that editing and including sound effects, together with subtitling and closed-captioning for international viewers, will take months and months to finish.
“Given all this, I think the most likely air date will probably be early 2024. Again, that’s just me guessing. The actual release dates are determined by the studio and the streaming service, and have to take in hundreds of other factors like the release schedule for all Disney+ shows, timing for publicity, etc.”