Disney+ has released the first teaser poster for Rick Riordan-inspired Percy Jackson & the Olympians, set to premiere in 2024.
Disney+ shares first teaser poster online Percy Jackson and the Olympiansa series based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels is expected in early 2024. Fans of the sci-fi saga, to cheat the long wait, will thus be able to divert themselves by taking a look at the preview poster, which features two of the most significant elements of the Percy Jackson universe: the Camp Half-Blood banner and the typical combat helmet used for capture the flag competitions.
At the moment it is known that the first season Percy Jackson and the Olympians adapts the first pentalogy book written by Riordan, The Lightning Thief, and will consist of only eight episodes. Filming wrapped in June 2022, but there will be extensive post-production before distribution of the eight episodes; The estimated streaming period is currently set for early 2024.
The teaser poster released today comes about a year after the first teaser trailer (see below) was announced at the Disney D23 Expo. This video showed some landscape images of Camp Half-Blood, as well as the protagonist with the face of Walker Scobell delivering a famous monologue taken from the opening pages of the book before giving way to the series’ official logo. .
Rick Riordan, who is credited as an executive producer, told ComicBook.com that he has already shown a “rough cut” of eight episodes of the series. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: “At the moment I have seen several cuts in all episodes because it is actually a manuscript. They will go through revision after revision. However, they are fantastic. To be honest, my first reaction was relief. I thought, “Oh, thank God.” I think the fans will be happy. That’s all I want”.
The Percy Jackson novels have been filmed twice in the past, the first being in 2010. Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Lightning Thiefand the second three years later with a continuation Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Sea of Monsters. However, the second film’s commercial and critical failure convinced production to abort the saga and plan a reboot as a television series.