Fans of author Rick Riordan's work largely agree that the Percy Jackson movies starring Logan Lerman didn't exactly do the books justice. With that in mind, it's easy to see why there's such a huge amount of excitement for Disney+'s Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Now, we have a trailer for the streamer's adaptation of this best-selling series of books, and in it, we find Percy setting out on a search for Zeus' master lightning bolt. His cross-country trip will bring the young hero into contact with everyone from Ares (WWE Superstar Edge) to the main man, Zeus, himself (played by the late Lance Riddick).
The first two episodes are set to premiere on Wednesday, December 20, though we anticipate that changing seeing as both Ahsoka and Loki season 2 have moved to Tuesday nights. That appears to be a new strategy on Disney+'s part to ensure these shows can be enjoyed at prime time rather than in the early hours. Well, unless you live overseas!
Riordan - whose books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide - 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 were written by Riordan and Steinberg and directed by James Bobin.
You can watch this epic new trailer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians below (via SFFGazette.com).
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 stars Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson), Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth Chase), Aryan Simhadri (Grover Underwood).
Notable guest stars include Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hermes), Megan Mullally (Alecto aka Mrs. Dodds), Toby Stephens (Poseidon), Virginia Kull (Sally Jackson), Jason Mantzoukas (Dionysus aka Mr. D), Jay Duplass (Hades), Glynn Turman (Chiron aka Mr. Brunner).
We'll also see the late Lance Reddick (Zeus), Adam Copeland (Ares), Charlie Bushnell (Luke Castellan), Dior Goodjohn (Clarisse La Rue), Jessica Parker Kennedy (Medusa), Olivea Morton (Nancy Bobofit), Suzanne Cryer (Echidna), Timm Sharp (Gabe Ugliano), and Timothy Omundson (Hephaestus).
Percy Jackson and the Olympians hits Disney+ on December 20 with a two-episode premiere.