Inside Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Disney Plus fantasy show aiming to take the world by storm

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When Rick Riordan, creator of the best-selling Percy Jackson novels, finally got the on-screen rights…

When Rick Riordan, creator of the best-selling Percy Jackson novels, finally got the on-screen rights back to his books (Disney acquired the rights to the series after it bought 20th Century Fox in 2019), he wanted justice for his beloved demi-god.

After all, previous attempts to turn it into a live-action film franchise failed to take the world by storm. 2010’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and 2013’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, to be frank, weren’t engaging or commercially successful as the source material they were based on. The result? The failure to leave a mark on the 21st century’s burgeoning fantasy movie genre, which counted Twilight and The Lord of the Rings among its mega-popular contingent. 

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