A `Percy Jackson` series is in development at Disney+.
The announcement was made by Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan. `After a lot of hard work and a lot of support from you guys, Percy Jackson is coming to Disney+,` Riordan said, while promising there will `more later.` He followed up with a statement that said the series will be `following the storyline of the original 'Percy Jackson' five-book series, starting with 'The Lightning Thief' in season one.`
Disney+ declined to comment, but an individual with knowledge of the project described it as being in `very early development.`
The first two `Percy Jackson` books were previously adapted into films by 20th Century Fox, which is now owned by Disney. Logan Lerhman played the title character, a demigod and the son of the Greek god Poseidon, in `Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief` and its sequel, `Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.` The first film was directed by `Harry Potter` alum Christopher Columbus, with Thor Freudenthal helming the second film.
The `Percy Jackson and the Olympians` book series were released between 2005-2009. `The Lightning Thief` and `Sea of Monsters` are followed by `The Titan's Curse,` `The Battle of the Labyrinth` and `The Last Olympian.`