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Percy Jackson returns for a new on-screen adaption of the beloved and bestselling book series
On December 20th, Disney is set to release Percy Jackson and The Olympians, a show based on Rick Riordan’s beloved fantasy series.

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is a beloved book series that many people of all ages enjoy. It is now being turned into a TV show that is being released on Dec. 20.

“Demigod Percy Jackson leads a quest across America to prevent a war among the Olympian gods,” stated IMDb.

This show is following the plot of the ever popular book series. Fans are hoping that the show will be a better adaptation to the series than the movies were.

The show on its release date will have two episodes come out, then there will be one episode weekly until the season has reached its eighth episode. When it first comes out, it will be a Disney+ exclusive.

While many fans are looking  forward to the new adaptation of the books, some fans are not as excited. They think that it will not live up to the series’ reputation.

“I really like the books, and the first movie,” said Allison DePauw, a MCHS sophomore. “I do not think anything can live up to that.”

Lots of fans share this opinion, that the show could never live up to the reputation that the “Percy Jackson” series has to offer. But, other fans as mentioned before are hopeful for the show to represent and live up to the series’ reputation.

“I pray and hope it does,” said MCHS senior, Chaeylah Maldonado, “because Rick Rioidan…is posting about how the titles are the same, as a book reader I am hopeful, but still keeping some expectations low.”

While yes the series may not compare to the books, it will still hopefully be a great addition and adaptation to the series.

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