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“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” wraps filming

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” wraps filming

The Disney+ series stars Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is one step closer to premiere, as principal photography has wrapped for the upcoming Disney+ show. The news was first announced by Becky Riordan via Twitter. In her post, she shared the official layoff/wraparound notice that the last day of production is February 2nd, eight months after filming began in June 2022. She also says that while such notices aren’t usually sent, she wanted to offer an update for “those of you who were respectfully curious.”

Based on Rick Riordanits best-selling series, Percy Jackson follows the title character (played by Walker Scobell), a 12-year-old boy who lives a relatively normal life. When he is attacked by the teacher-turned-monster, his mother finally tells him the truth: Percy is a demigod. To protect him from more harm, she sends him to Camp Half-Blood where he can be around other children like him. However, the danger is far from over when Percy is drawn into a brewing war with Olympus. So he gets help from his new friends Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries) and Grover (Aryan Simhadri) to cross the US into the underworld before things get even worse.


The series is the second attempt to adapt Riordan’s books for the screen following the film adaptations of the first two books in 2010 and 2013. Despite the popularity of the books, the films ultimately failed to excite fans and have been labeled as failed adaptations, largely due to of Riordan’s lack of involvement. However, the tide turned in 2020 when the show – and later Riordan’s heavy involvement in it – was first announced. By 2022, Disney+ officially greenlit the show for its first season, and the rest is history.

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The pilot episode was co-written by Rick Riordan and Joe Steinbergand directed by James Bobin. The Riordans, Steinberg, Bobin, Dan Shotz, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet WilkinsonGotham Group Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Belland DJ Goldberg executive produce. Additional cast members include Lance Reddick, Toby Stephens, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, Jay Duplass, Timothy Omundson, Glynn Turman, Charlie Bushnell, Olivea Morton, Tim Sharp, Dior Goodjohnand Virginia Coal.

Rick Riordan is optimistic about the chances for season 2

The show’s debut may still be a ways off, but Riordan has hopes for a Season 2 renewal. In a previous blog post about casting, Riordan teased that any unannounced characters wouldn’t be revealed until “at least a year” later. He stated that he would have more to share as he is “happy to tell you that we are in a very good place as we look ahead to a (not-yet-greenlit-but-fully-expected) season two!”

While Season 1 still has a long way to go in post-production, an early renewal isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Several shows have received early renewals before their premieres or have received multiple season orders from the jump. Expectation around Percy Jackson has been sky high and only continues to grow. The dedicated and ever-growing fan base proves that there is certainly interest, especially with the TV format giving more room to explore and adapt all the books in the series.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians currently has no release date, but is on track for a 2024 premiere.

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