Disney’s Percy Jackson And The Olympians Starts Filming In June

Rick Riordon, the author and creator of the massively successful Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series, has revealed that the Disney+ adaptation will begin filming this June.

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Riordon announced that the show will begin filming in June on his personal blog, where he also revealed that he recently attended chemistry read auditions for the role of Percy.

See what Riordon wrote below:

“After a wonderful dinner with James Bobin and Dan and Chris Hennah, Becky and I flew back to Boston. Goodbye, for now, Vancouver, but we’ll be seeing you again soon. We are due to start filming on June 1, assuming all goes as planned, and Becky and I will be there from day one!”

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For those that haven’t read or even heard of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, The series follows a 12-year-old boy who learns that he is a demigod. He’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.

Disney+ started to develop a new adaptation of the Percy Jackson in 2020, with the studio finally giving the project the green light earlier this year. Riordon is heavily involved with the development of the Disney+ adaptation, acting as a co-writer and executive producer on the series. The series will begin with an adaptation of Riordon’s first book, Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief.

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The Disney+ show won’t be the first adaptation of the Percy Jackson series, although it may be the first to accurately adapt the books. 20th Century Fox previously adapted the first two books in the series, both of which starred Logan Lerman as the titular character, although Percy’s big-screen adventures didn’t find the same level of success as the books. Fans of the books loudly voiced their dislike of the movies, with even Riordon criticising the way 20th Century Fox adapted his work.

A premiere date for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series hasn’t been officially set, and the series still hasn’t found a young actor to portray the titular demigod. We can expect some casting announcements in the near future, however, as we now know that the show is aiming for a June shoot.

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Are you excited for a new adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians? Let us know in the comments section below!

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