Percy Jackson and the Olympians series has begun filming, a new post by author Rick Riordan reveals. The author of the best-selling book series took to Instagram to post a new image from the set.
After much anticipation by fans, the Percy Jackson universe is finally expanding. The new series is targeted toward a general audience and especially tweens, teens, and young adults.
Leading the cast in the titular role would be 13-year-old Walker Sobell who made his debut alongside Ryan Reynolds in Netflix’s The Adam Project. In a previous post on his blog Riordan wrote,
“it was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect mix of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, snark and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson.”
Along with fans Riordan was also dissatisfied with the live-action versions of his characters in both Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
He co-wrote the pilot episode with Jon Steinberg and also serves as an executive producer on the show. Steinberg along with his producing partner, Dan Shotz will overlook the series.
Disney Branded TV president Ayo Davis previously said in a statement, “With Rick, Jon, and Dan 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.”