Fantasy adventure novel series Percy Jackson is getting a new TV series, the author of the books Rick Riordan and his wife confirmed on Twitter.


“We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one,” Riordan said.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a five-part book series which follows Percy’s journey of realizing he’s he is the son of the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. Throughout the series he faces multiple monsters and challenges along with his best friends Annabeth and Grover.

The first two books were turned into movies but were not well received by fans on account of them not staying true to the books. Riordan assured fans that the news series would closely follow the books. “Rest assured that Becky & I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show,” he said.

The TV series is in “early development” by Disney+, so it could be a while until it is available to watch.

Riordan added, “There will be much more news in the future, but for now, we have a lot of work to do! Buckle up, demigods. It’s going to a fantastic, exciting ride!”