Percy Jackson hasn't been seen on screen since the 2013 sequel film starring Logan Lerman, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, but that's about to change.


Disney Plus is bringing us a full season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which will be based on the hugely popular fantasy adventure series of books by Rick Riordan.

Riordan, who has been critical of the previous Percy Jackson film adaptations, is co-writing the pilot for this new series, and promised fans that the new cast "will do you proud!".

Fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the series since it entered production back in 2022 and along with a brand new trailer, the release date has now been confirmed with the series coming out on 20th December 2023.

Read on for everything you need to know about Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney Plus.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians release date

The release date for Percy Jackson and the Olympians has now been confirmed and the new series is landing on Disney Plus later this year on 20th December 2023.

The series will be premiere on the streaming platform with two episodes, followed by weekly episodes thereafter.

Earlier in 2022, Rick Riordan revealed on his website that filming would begin in June 2022 so we cannot wait to see what's in store for the new series.

What is Percy Jackson and the Olympians about?

The show is based on Rick Riordan's hit series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, which features five main novels as well as spin-offs and other supplementary books.

When Disney Plus announced the series, the show description read: "Geared towards a general audience and especially tweens, teens, and young adults, the live action series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who'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."

Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast: Who's starring as Percy?

Walker Scobell
Walker Scobell Doane Gregory/Netflix

The show has now cast its three central characters, with Percy being played by Walker Scobell (The Adam Project). Meanwhile, Aryan Simhadri (Cheaper by the Dozen) will play Grover Underwood and Leah Sava Jeffries (Empire) will take on the role of Annabeth Chase.

The cast also includes Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Greek god Hermes, as well as Megan Mullally, Toby Stephens, the late Lance Reddick, Jason Mantzoukas, Jay Duplass, Charlie Bushnell, Dior Goodjohn, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Olivea Morton, Suzanne Cryer, Timm Sharp and Timothy Omundson.

Is there a trailer for Disney Plus' Percy Jackson series?

There is! The new trailer gives us our first look at Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood respectively.

“The stories that I have told you about Greek gods and half-bloods — they are real,” says Virginia Kull as Percy’s mother, Sally Jackson in the trailer.

“Percy Jackson. We’ve been expecting you,” says Glynn Turman, who plays Mr. Brunner aka Chiron, as the trailer dramatically ends. Watch the trailer below.

Percy Jackson will premiere on Disney Plus on 20th December 2023. You can sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year now.

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