The highly-anticipated Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians gave fans a great gift on August 18. Of course, this special day is Percy Jackson’s birthday so it is only right to celebrate it with some buzzy announcements. Disney+ released a new Percy Jackson and the Olympians teaser trailer to welcome everyone back into this world. That’s enough to get everyone excited about more adventures and battles involving great gods and half-bloods. But that’s not the end of the treat. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series now has a release date of December 20. This year’s holiday season is looking merrier than ever. 

Here’s a quick Percy Jackson and the Olympians synopsis to give more context to the teaser trailer: 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus. 

The series stars Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase, and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood. Its guest stars include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Megan Mullally, Toby Stephens, Virginia Kull, Jason Mantzoukas, Jay Duplass, Glynn Turman, the late and great Lance Reddick, Adam Copeland, Charlie Bushnell, Dior Goodjohn, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Olivea Morton, Suzanne Cryer, Timm Sharp, and Timothy Omundson.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians trailer with Grover, Percy, and Annabeth standing at a beach

Percy Jackson and the Olympians‘ December 20 release date will give us the first two episodes. After that, we will get weekly drops for the rest of the season.

With Rick Riordan in the mix alongside showrunners Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz, it promises to be a great time. In fact, Riordan tells Entertainment Weekly, “We have been involved in the series since its inception, since the very, very earliest conversations about what a new Percy adaptation might look like, how it would be sketched out, whether it would be episodic… So, I feel comfortable telling fans of the books who have been waiting—in some cases, decades — for this kind of faithful adaptation, that this is the one you’ve been waiting for. We are involved, and I think you’re gonna love it.”

We can’t wait to see you again, Percy Jackson.

Originally published on August 18, 2023.