Ever since it was announced that Disney+ was bringing back the iconic Percy Jackson series and turning it into a TV show, there’s been one question on everyone’s minds. And this — will Logan Lerman reprise his role as Percy?! Well guys, the actor just spilled the tea on whether or not he’d be down to participate in the new show, and his answer is seriously a dream come true.
“Yeah, I’m open to anything! I’m curious to see what’s going to happen with it and I’m just glad that Rick [Riordan], the writer — it seems like he’s in control or has a say. I’m not sure how much say he had in the [movies] we did way back when a couple years ago. I hope that they get good scripts together,” he told Access Hollywood in a new interview. “That’s the next step. They mention an announcement but the truth is there’s a whole process of development where you have to get good scripts together and get it green lit by the network. I’d be curious to see how it comes along but if I’m right for it, of course I’d consider it.”
For those who missed it, the network first announced that the new show was in the works back in May, and at the time, Logan made it clear that he was super excited.
“Excited to see this! Hope it gets the adaptation the books deserve,” the actor wrote on Twitter.
— Logan Lerman (@LoganLerman) May 14, 2020
As fans know, the first Percy Jackson movie hit theaters back in 2010, with the second coming out three years later — in 2013. The films (which also starred Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson) were based off of a five-part book series written by Rick.
“Hey Percy Jackson fans, for the past decade, you’ve worked hard to champion a faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson’s world,” the author wrote in a note to fans after the announcement. “Some of you have even suggested it would be a good series for Disney+. We couldn’t agree more!”
— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020
“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 1,” he continued. “Rest assured that Becky and I will be involved in-person at every step of the show. 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!”
It turns out, the new show won’t continue off from where the movies left off, but instead, it will feature a whole new set of actors, and will retell the legendary story from start to finish! There’s no release date for it just yet, but we know this show is going to be everything we ever dreamed of!
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