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Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Sawyer, May 14, 2020.
Percy Jackson Series in Development at Disney Plus – Variety
The movies sucked, so I guess there’s nowhere to go but up!
The first movie was pretty good. And I've been saying that they should turn the books into mini series.
After seeing what Disney has done to the Artemis Fowl adaption I dont have much faith that they can do a better job with Percy Jackson.
I really liked the movies, one of the few series where i was actually okay with the changes they made and so on.
The cast was really enjoyable and all, found it always sad that the movies didnt really blew people away.
But i love the idea of doing a series, i think it fits perfectly.
However, like @Marvolo said, seeing at what Artemis Fowl looks to be...im worried at how they will handle this one.
Starting with the first book is a bad idea, imo. I have NO wish to see the same events played over again. They should start with the third and let the story move on so that we'll get to see the rest of the books in live action.
I would also see the gods more godly this time. Sean Bean's Zeus didn't hold a candle to Liam Neeson's.
they can tell the real story this time, with Ares being the real villain and that it’s all Kronos in the background
News that we have gotten since this thread was last updated:
Logo teaser from Disney's Investor Day
Rick Riordan update on the pilot script
The Latest from Athena House Jan 24, 2021 | Rick Riordan
Rick compares his vision of quality to "The Mandalorian" and "WandaVision"
Where We Are in the Riordanverse! | Rick Riordan
Rick talks about filming techniques he hopes will be utilized
A pretty big update
“Rick Riordan Presents” Authors Continue to Amaze, and Other News! | Rick Riordan
Casting is underway
‘Percy Jackson’: Search For Disney+ Series Star Underway, Say Rick Riordan – Deadline
not expecting this before 2023…
'Percy Jackson' Disney Plus Series Casts Walker Scobell in Lead Role - Variety
This is a good thing. I will try to see Adam Project and judge his acting talent.
I've pointed this out before. Young actors who have already gotten into the industry can and should be utilized for a variety of different roles, including those that are adapted from a book. This also goes for the popular YA hero Percy Jackson.
Imagine if people claimed that it should be an unknown for the new Percy because it's easier to see the actual character then, and not the kid who played young Ryan Reynolds in that other film.
Sadly, people seem to mostly prefer unknowns when it's especially about casting a young character in cbms and other kind of adaptions. They think that faces they've already seen in other films will take away some of the magic..
Is this about to change now? Do people have to accept that the industry should make use of the young actors who are already here instead of finding new ones for every adaption of fictional properties?
Well 20th Century TV is actually producing the show for Disney+. Not that I'm a big Percy Jackson fan, but the author is actually taking a much heavier involvement in this adaptation, and he's co-writing the pilot with Jon Steinberg. Steinberg, IMO, is a good, underrated TV writer. So, if this version fails, it's a version where Riordan was at least more heavily involved in the process.
So, it won't all be Disney's fault
Oh, you know the Daddario simps are angry.
I don’t think anyone cares about that first movie enough to draw simps for anything about it lol
Leah Jeffries is Annabeth Chase | Rick Riordan
From Rick's Wife:
Racists and those desperate to bang a child.
I think Daddario is amazing, but those movies sucked. Also, they are casting younger kids this time closer in age to the characters in the books. The author is executive producing the show and co-writing the pilot.
Then again, don't even care about the books anyway. Saw the first two movies in theaters, and they came off like Harry Potter wannabes.