Disney is “all the way” to put on a “big show,” says Rick Riordan, along with other updates
If you are a Percy Jackson fan, you know it was a big week for the Disney + series. After much preparation, Rick Riordan and his team presented their vision of the Percy Jackson Disney + show for Disney executives. And in a new update to his blog, Riordan said that Disney + was excited about the idea, but the show had yet to get the green light. Don’t worry, demigods. Riordan assured that the meeting had always gone well. And he is convinced that the series is “one more step” towards the start of production.
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On August 14, Riordan’s blog update revealed the Percy Jackson The TV show crew was getting ready for a big reunion with Disney executives. They hoped the reunion would help move the series forward. But he also noted that it took so long to get the show up and running due to Disney’s many moving parts.
In fact, during a meeting in the spring of 2021, Riordan said that a Disney executive had no idea that Disney owned the publishing rights to the Percy Jackson books. The frequent changes in management of the company caused delays in the implementation of the show. But the August 20 meeting produced some positive updates. And not only that, Disney executives also understand just how Percy JacksonThe fan base of is, which bodes well for the show’s funding.
“Having everyone together to align our visions for the show has been extremely helpful, and I think a lot of the confusion has been resolved (speaking for my own confused self, anyway!). The good news is that the management is “all-in”, as they say, to make this show and do it well. A lot of them also have kids who grew up with Percy Jackson, so they get it. They understand that there is. millions and millions of you who are eagerly waiting to see Percy Jackson come to life in a new way. We felt supported and heard, and I am more confident than ever that this show is moving forward as it should. “
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Disney + ‘Percy Jackson’ Updates
The author also credited the PJO fandom with convincing Disney that he was making a good investment.
“You all made a difference,” Riordan wrote. “You always do. Show up on social media, share your enthusiasm for the show: Disney sees you. They’ve heard you and they want to do well for you, Percy fans. That’s number one priority for me, so I’m happy!
And finally, he gave more information about the lack of green light for the Percy Jackson series. Until they get the studio’s official seal of approval, production cannot begin. Riordan said:
“Attention, as usual: we still do not have an official green light. I didn’t expect that from this meeting. We to do, however, have clear marching orders on what executives need to see of us in order to give that go ahead, and we’re working to get them those materials. Again, this is all very reasonable. It’s a BIG show, and everyone needs to be sure our plans are in perfect order before they hit the gas. In the meantime, we are all going ahead with the assumption that this show will be made. “
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Disney + “Percy Jackson” series release date
Although the Percy Jackson The Disney + series is not yet officially approved, Riordan has revealed that they are close to finding a director. He also said that maybe they could take the next steps to Percy Jackson casting, which was suspended during the director hunt. And for the first time in a long time, he’s given a tentative release date. Riordan said:
“Summary: This is good news. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, and you’ll all have a lot of time to wait, but Percy is one more step towards the adaptation we all want. I had mentioned at one point, maybe a year ago, that the most optimistic I guess I could tell you when this show might air in 2022. It was, as I suspected, overly optimistic. At the moment we are aiming for a delivery in 2023. what I think is realistic, but this is my personal estimate and should not be taken as a firm date. A lot of things have to happen before you can even start filming! The best I can tell you is that Becky [Riordan] and I will stay involved every step of the way, and we prefer to do that law than rushing to do it quick.“
We’re almost there, demigods!