The upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will feature the appearance of the Minotaur from the first book, according to author Rick Riordan.
The upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians According to writer Rick Riordan, the television series will feature the Minotaur. The upcoming Disney+ series will adapt the first book in Riordan’s saga, The Lightning Thiefand is already shaping up to be a more faithful adaptation than its 2010 big-screen counterpart. Percy Jackson will star Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as the core trio of characters.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows the titular Percy as he discovers his kinship with the Greek gods of Olympus. Then he must embark on a journey to save his mother from Hades, fighting monsters from Greek mythology along the way. Riordan is much more involved in and writing for the new adaptation Percy Jackson and creating a serial Bible. He also provided notes for the early footage of Percy Jackson, who already says it’s closer to his vision and the books themselves. If fans are still worried about the latter, Riordan’s latest update offers some relief.
On his website, Riordan mentions how the production of Percy Jackson is underway and how it will involve the Minotaur appearing in the first book. He doesn’t mention when the Minotaur will appear in the season, but if it stays true to the book, it will be the second monster Percy encounters and the one that kidnaps his mother. Read the following quote from Riordan:
And now it’s back to TV land. I’m off for another exciting day of production. I think we might meet the Minotaur today (who also appears in The Divine Comedy, by the way).
The Minotaur plays an important role in The Lightning Thief, not only for kidnapping Percy’s mother and driving the story forward, but for helping Percy see his destiny as a demigod and building his character arc. With early footage showing Camp Half-Blood, a key location in Percy Jackson, it is likely that the show will feature the Minotaur fight at a similar point in the story. Since Season 1 consists of a modest eight episodes, the creators will likely try to limit the monster encounters to the most important ones in the story. The Minotaur moment could very well be occurring within Percy Jackson Episode 1, which serves as the ultimate prelude to the series’ mythology-driven action.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is already shaping up to be a much more faithful and much more interesting adaptation than the 2010 film, which was criticized for bearing very few resemblances to the book. Disney still has work to do to adapt such a groundbreaking piece of modern YA fiction for the big screen. Still, her first steps were positive. With Riordan’s continued involvement and attention to detail, Percy Jackson and the Olympians was able to capture the humor and excitement of the books, which the previous adaptation could not.
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