27 Jul – It was revealed that "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" is set to be released sometime in early 2024.
The news was shared by author Rick Riordan, who has been very involved in the making of the Disney+ series since day one, via his recent blog post.
"Previously, I have said that my own personal best guess was sometime in 2023. I also warned you that this could definitely change. Now that I have a somewhat better understanding of the work involved, here's what I am estimating: It's probably going to take us through December or into January to film all the episodes of season one, which is roughly one month of filming per episode (eight episodes total), though very often we are filming pieces of 101, 102, or even 103 out of order on any given day, depending on what set we are using. That means post-production will begin in early 2023, when the pieces are fitted together, edited and augmented with all the special effects and sound."
"Given all this, I think the most likely air date will probably be early 2024. Again, that's just me guessing. The actual release dates are determined by the studio and the streaming service, and have to take in hundreds of other factors like the release schedule for all Disney+ shows, timing for publicity, etc., etc," he added.
The upcoming series, based on Riordan's series of young adult novels, will star "The Adam Project" actor Walker Scobell as the titular demigod, with the addition of Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase, and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood.
The first season is said to be based on the first book, "The Lightning Thief", in which Percy Jackson and his friends embarks on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt after being accused of stealing it.