Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series is Finally Here: What You Need to Know

We’re not done with this demi-god just yet.
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After many years of waiting, a television adaptation of Rick Riordan’s beloved Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is officially here and we have all the juicy details you need.

The show, which wrapped filming in early 2023, has finally landed on Disney+ and features a stellar cast to bring this story to life (again).

WATCH: Percy Jackson and the Olympians | Official Trailer | Disney+. Article continues after video.

If you’re not familiar with the story, fans were first introduced to the titular Percy Jackson, a 12-year-old boy who discovers he’s the son of the Greek God Poseidon, back in 2005 with the release of the first novel, The Lightning Thief.

After becoming a smash hit, the novel received its first film adaption in 2010, starring The Perks of Being a Wallflower’s Logan Lerman, followed by a second instalment, Sea of Monsters, in 2013.

Now, with a TV series on its way, fans can get more of Percy as he embraces his identity to help save the world. Read on for everything you need to know about Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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The first film adaptation of Percy Jackson was released in 2010. (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

What is Percy Jackson and the Olympians about?

Based on the original book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows Percy, the demi-god son of Posideon, as he navigates the treacherous world of gods and monsters. 

Joined by his two friends, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood, at Camp Half-Blood, Percy embarks on quests to prevent catastrophic wars between the gods, with the trio journeying across the country to return Zeus’ lightning bolt. 

Who is cast in Percy Jackson and The Olympians?

Walker Scobell takes on the lead as Percy Jackson in the new series, alongside Aryan Simhadri as Grover and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth.

Other cast members include Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, the god of wine who runs Camp Half-Blood, and Glynn Turman as Chiron, the centaur in charge of the camp.

Virginia Kull takes on the role of Percy’s mother, Sally Jackson, and Toby Stephens stars as Poseidon, Percy’s father and the god of the sea.

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Meet the cast of the new series. (Credit: Disney+)

When will the Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV series be released?

Percy Jackson and the Olympians will premiere on Disney+ on December 20, 2023. 

Following the release of the first two episodes, a new episode of the series will be released weekly on a Wednesday. 

The first season is also said to consist of eight episodes, each with a runtime of 45-60 minutes. 

Where to watch Percy Jackson and the Olympians in Australia

The highly-anticipated Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV series is now available to stream on Disney+.

While you’re there, you can also stream the original films Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

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