Today, in celebration of Percy Jackson’s birthday, Disney+ released a new teaser for the upcoming Disney+ Original series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
The epic series, based on Disney Hyperion‘s best-selling book series (buy now at Amazon) by award-winning author Rick Riordan, will debut with a two-episode premiere on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 on Disney+, followed by new episodes weekly.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt.
With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.
The series features notable guest stars, including Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes, Megan Mullally as Alecto, aka Mrs. Dodds, Toby Stephens as Poseidon, Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson, and Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, aka Mr. D.
There’s also Jay Duplass as Hades, Glynn Turman as Chiron, aka Mr. Brunner, the late Lance Reddick as Zeus, Adam Copeland as Ares, Charlie Bushnell as Luke Castellan, and Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue.
The guest stars are rounded out by Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa, Olivea Morton as Nancy Bobofit, Suzanne Cryer as Echidna, Timm Sharp as Gabe Ugliano, and Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus.
Renowned Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan worked closely with the creative team and showrunners Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz to bring his books to life and deliver a series that stays true to his vision for these heroic characters that millions of book fans know and love.
The first two episodes are written by Riordan and Steinberg and directed by James Bobin.
Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers 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 and Jet Wilkinson.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series brand extensions will include a cross-category product line of apparel, accessories, stationery, and tie-in books available this fall at Hot Topic, Box Lunch, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers. The Percy Jackson book series has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.