Percy Jackson Series Update By Rick Riordan
Author Rick Riordan gives an update on the status of the Percy Jackson Disney+ series…
So much for a sleepy Sunday.
Nope, grab the caffeine kids, and maybe a trident.
Rick Riordan dropped some deets on the upcoming Percy Jackson series.
Script Meeting in the Offing
Rick Riordan Shares a Script Update on ‘Percy Jackson’ Disney+ Serieshttps://t.co/g31p8PFAIs
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Anyway, Skyler pointed us toward Rick’s website, where he posted:
We have a couple of important meetings this coming week with the top brass at the studio for the Percy Jackson TV show, so keep your fingers crossed. Everyone who has read the pilot script loves it, but there will be a few additional tweaks we need to make before we send it off to its next stop: the top execs at Disney+. That’s normal. In script writing, as in every other kind of writing, you can expect to do many, many drafts! All the input has been super positive and helpful, though. Everyone is committed to making this the best show we possibly can. I remain excited and guardedly optimistic that we are on the verge of getting a really first-rate project off the ground. As always, though, good things require time and patience! Stay tuned!
Riordin on a Mission
Apparently, this Disney+ series amounts to a redemption quest for Riordin.
Back in June, 2020, Vulture posted:
After a decade-long campaign to get the notoriously bad Percy Jackson movies remade, fans are finally getting a new Disney+ series adaptation. But apparently, no one is happier than Riordan. The author went in on the 2010 adaptation of the first book in his series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, starring 2010’s Timothée Chalamet, Logan Lerman, after a fan tweeted that the Disney+ upload of the movie censors a casino scene Monday morning. “I don’t know, but clearly it’s a mistake,” Riordan quote-tweeted the complaint. “They should censor the entire thing. Just two hours of blank screen.”
Riordan also tweeted:
“To me, it’s my life’s work going through a meat grinder when I pleaded with them not to do it. So yeah. But it’s fine. All fine. We’re gonna fix it soon …”
Hopefully, after the upcoming meeting, that fix come sooner than later.