Percy Jackson Show Fan Art Earns Author Rick Riordan’s Approval

Some new fan art for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians show has earned author Rick Riordan’s approval. The upcoming Disney+ series, which is almost finished with filming season 1, is an adaptation of Riordan’s beloved pentalogy of young adult novels which follow a young demigod who must prevent the Titans from destroying the world. The Disney+ adaptation, which Riordan is heavily involved in, has found its main trio in The Adam Project’s Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson), Empire’s Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth Chase), and Cheaper by the Dozen’s Aryan Simhadri (Grover Underwood).

Now, some new fan art for Percy Jackson and the Olympians depicting the show’s main trio has earned the approval of author Rick Riordan. On Twitter, the Percy Jackson author responded to some art for the upcoming Disney+ show made by user @michosoup, saying « Great fan art of our trio! » Check out the fan art and Riordan’s response on Twitter below:

Why Riordan’s Percy Jackson Show Support Means So Much

Percy Jackson was previously adapted into two feature films by 20th Century Fox – 2010’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and 2013’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – which starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, and Brandon T. Jackson as an aged-up main trio. Fox’s film series was intended to span five installments to match Riordan’s book series, though the potential franchise fizzled out after just two installments. While both films fared well at the box office, they were not well-received by critics or audiences, mainly for their deviation from the source material.

Riordan had limited influence on those two movies, but that isn’t the case with the Disney+ Percy Jackson show. The original author is heavily involved as an executive producer, a co-writer on the pilot episode, and has a major say in casting and hiring directors. He has also been a fierce advocate for the show on social media, as evidenced by his response to the fan art, and has been sharing regular updates regarding its production. With Riordan’s support fully behind the Percy Jackson show, it seems set for longstanding success rather than destined to end prematurely like Fox’s film series.

While the Percy Jackson show trailer revealed the first look at Scobell’s young demigod stepping into Camp Half-Blood, there has yet to be an official look at the show’s main trio in character together. With Riordan calling the Percy Jackson show fan art « great, » it is likely a close representation of what its main trio will look like in action. More will be revealed as Percy Jackson and the Olympians gets closer to its premiere date in 2024.

Source: Rick Riordan/Twitter

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