Immediately following the season finale of the smash hit Disney+ Original series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, fans can discover the magic behind the scenes in the original documentary special A Hero’s Journey: The Making of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Featuring the series’ breakout stars, acclaimed author Rick Riordan, and the creative team, the 50-minute documentary premieres January 30, 2024, on Disney+ and will give viewers an exclusive look at the production of one of television’s hottest new shows.
As seen in the documentary, series stars Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri go on a quest of their own while bringing to life the beloved characters from Rick Riordan’s award-winning books.
Alongside a passionate cast and creative team, A Hero’s Journey: The Making of Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows these three young stars on the set of the Disney+ Original series as they step into worlds fit for gods, battle unforgettable creatures, and perform legendary feats – all while still going to school.
The epic eight-episode Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which has garnered over 26 million views for its first episode, will conclude its season at 6:00 p.m. PT on January 30, exclusively on Disney+.
Created by Rick Riordan and Jonathan E. Steinberg, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is executive produced by Steinberg and Dan Shotz alongside Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Bert Salke, The Gotham Group’s Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg, James Bobin, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson.
The series, based on Disney Hyperion‘s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, is from Disney Branded Television and 20th Television. A Hero’s Journey: The Making of Percy Jackson is an Evolve Studios production directed by Joel Edwards and executive produced by Edwards and Daniel Kiedis.
Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) is on a dangerous quest. Outrunning monsters and outwitting gods, he must journey across America to return Zeus’ master bolt and stop an all-out war.
After losing his mother, Percy is sheltered at Camp Half-Blood, a sanctuary for demigod children. He must prove himself and confront his origins once he discovers he, too, is a demigod and will take off into the perils of pursuing enemies in search of the Underworld.
With the help of his quest mates Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries) and Grover (Aryan Simhadri), Percy’s journey will lead him closer to the answers he seeks: how to fit into a world where he feels out of place, if he’ll ever see his mother again, and if he can ever find out who he’s destined to be.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.