Demigods Arise: New Adventures Are Coming!

The unofficial cover of The Chalice of the Gods revealed by Rick Riordan

The unofficial cover of “The Chalice of the Gods” revealed by Rick Riordan

Xenia Welch, Staff Writer

Big news for fans of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. After a very long wait, fans of the series can expect another book and a new, much more accurate live-action television series!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is known and loved by many due to its interesting portrayal of Greek mythology, lovable and relatable characters, and alluring story. Riordan had been on hiatus for over a decade and during this time the series was put on hold. Over the past few months, however, Riordan has posted developments regarding a live-action adaptation. It will be appearing on Disney+ and a sixth installment into the book series with his newest work-in-progress The Chalice of the Gods. “I was surprised to hear that a new book was coming out,” AVID book-lover J’Lynn Elise Vela remarked. “It’s been a while, so I’m interested in seeing what’s changed.”

Fans of Percy Jackson, also referred to as Demigods, have a bad relationship with live-action remakes of their beloved book series. The latest movies made went far off-script from the books and with that being said, Riordan himself is personally attending to the creation of this new television series to ensure that the true essence of the books is captured. This news excited many fans, like sophomore Greta Van Canon who stated, “I’m excited to see the new live action [remake] and to see if it looks how I thought it looked in my head. I’m hoping to convince my sister to watch it.”

With this television series and the soon-to-be published book coming out in the near future; 2023 and 2024 are looking to be eventful years for Demigods everywhere.