It’s been almost 2 years since we first heard from Rick Riordan himself that Disney would be adapting Percy Jackson and the Olympians for a Disney+ Series. In the meantime, we’ve been getting very few updates, the last one coming in June 14 that the pilot script was written and they were looking for a director.

Once again, Riordan has taken to the Internet to update Percy Jackson fans about the status of the series. In the video below, released January 25, 2022, Riordan reassures that the series is moving forward. Although he again doesn’t give a lot of details, he states that James Bobin is on board as the pilot director. Bobin recently directed the pilot of “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” also on Disney+. Bobin has also written for or directed shows such as “Muppets Most Wanted” and “Da Ali G Show.”

We’ll stay on the lookout for more information about the series, including casting news. IMDB shows a release date for 2023.


It’s been over a year since we first got word that Percy Jackson will be adapted into a live-action series for Disney+. However, the pandemic has greatly slowed down production. Everyone keeps asking us “When will Percy Jackson be on Disney Plus?”

The short answer is that we don’t know but it will be awhile. The good news, however, is that Rick Riordan did provide an update on where they are. The production team is working, but they do not yet have a director. They are looking for a very specific type of director, including someone that likes working with young actors and will stay true to the Percy Jackson books.

Riordan said that finding the director is the “last major hurdle” and casting will begin after that. In fact, the pilot scrips is written and the first season is already outlined.

We’ll let you know as we hear more!


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