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New Percy Jackson show calls all half bloods to watch

Collectors of Rick Riordans best-selling book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians will be pleased to know that a new version of the first book has been released with featured pictures from the show!
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Collectors of Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” will be pleased to know that a new version of the first book has been released with featured pictures from the show!

December and January have been thrilling for fans of Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” The brand-new TV show adaptation has captivated audiences worldwide since the first two episodes premiered on December 19, 2023. With its unique mix of Greek mythology, action-packed adventures and relatable characters, the Percy Jackson TV show has gotten great feedback from both die-hard fans and newcomers alike.

The Percy Jackson TV show, like the books, will follow the adventures of Percy Jackson, a modern-day demigod who discovers that he is the son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. As Percy navigates the treacherous world of gods, monsters and prophecies, he embarks on a quest to prevent a war among the Olympians.

Sophomore Carter (J.W.) Jobes stated, “I think at least from what I personally know, the audience was predominantly the same age as the main characters in the book so it added some aspect of relatability to it. But I think Greek mythology as a whole has some pretty good stories and the author included a lot of good references to many of these stories in the books.’’

When it was announced that there would be a second attempt at bringing the story to life, fans were skeptical due to previous attempts to bring Percy Jackson to the big screen. This time, however, fans were assured that the TV show would stay true to the heart of the books.

Rick Riordan himself is involved in the project, serving as an executive producer and consultant, ensuring that the adaptation remains faithful to the books. The TV show’s creators have made it a priority to cast actors who accurately represent the diverse range of characters in Riordan’s books, ensuring that the adaptation is inclusive and reflective of the world we live in today. 

Junior Leah Falvo said, “I feel like it’s a good representation of the actual book series. Personally, I loved the movies too but this series is truly in character with the books and it’s bringing back a fun era from my childhood.’’

The first season has eight episodes with the season finaleThe Prophecy Comes True” airing on January 30, 2024. 

Fans have been going crazy for the cast and are already waiting for season two with Walker Scobell playing Percy Jackson, Leah Jeffries playing Annabeth Chase and Aryan Simhadri playing Grover Underwood. The show also has several familiar faces, from Lin-Manuel Miranda playing Hermes to Adam Copeland playing Ares. As of now, the 

first seven episodes are streaming on Disney+, so join Percy and his friends as they navigate the trials and tribulations of being demigods, battling monsters and saving the world from destruction. It’s time to rediscover the magic of Percy Jackson and the Olympians in a whole new way.

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Dresden Bouman, Media Editor and Arts & Entertainment Editor
Dresden is not only a second year staff member but is also Media Editor and Arts & Entertainment Editor this year and she couldn't be more excited. Her favorite artists are Taylor Swift, Boygenius, and Noah Kahan. This is Dresden's senior year and she can't wait to make the most of it.
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