Yesterday, Percy Jackson was trending on Twitter. No offense to writer, Rick Riordan, but I haven’t thought about those books in quite some time. While Riordan continues to release new books in the same realm of thought, I haven’t had a chance to read them, but that’s besides the point.
Fans are calling for a reboot of the film franchise. When the first two were released between 2010-2013, they flopped. To be honest, I didn’t even know they made a second adaptation because I hated the first so much. The sad part is, it looks like Riordan felt the same:
No. Stop. Please. No class deserves such a punishment. I mourn the loss of perfectly good classroom time. https://t.co/WnAghEfKTP
— Rick Riordan (@camphalfblood) March 25, 2016
So, while the books were enormously successful, it is a shame that an enjoyable series isn’t available. That’s where Netflix comes in.
Fans of the series who didn’t think the Fox film adaptions did the books justice are calling for a reboot. Some are asking for an animated series, others are hoping it will be picked up by a streaming service.
no one hates the movies more than Rick too. He used to have a letter kids could print out if their teachers were going to "reward" them with the PJO movies for their greek myth sections to talk them out of it.
— lauren (@larney41) June 25, 2018
After the Disney-Fox merger, Disney will own PJO's rights again (since PJO, HOO and all of Riordan's books are published by Disney Hyperion). And they're also building their own streaming service like Netflix. They might make a reboot of the movies or a multi-season show.
— Wendy (@Wendys_20s) June 25, 2018
Will Netflix hear the call? Perhaps, Hulu or Amazon Prime would like to take on a project like this too. I would personally love to go back to Camp Halfblood.