The long-awaited American fantasy TV show Percy Jackson and the Olympians has finally started airing on Disney+. The show, which was made by Rick Riordan and Jonathan E. Steinberg, is based on Riordan‘s well-known fiction books. Fans will follow Percy Jackson, played by Walker Scobell as he navigates a world full of gods, mythical creatures, and epic quests.
Since “The Lightning Thief” came out in 2005, Riordan’s series has been a fan favorite. The stories are gripping, and the characters are well-developed. Movies that were based on the books got mixed reviews, but the new Disney+ show looks like it will stay true to the books. With a great cast that includes Scobell, Virginia Kull, Megan Mullally, and the late Lance Reddick, the show tries to stay true to the book and show Percy’s events exactly as they happen.
tvacute goes behind the scenes of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, looking at the filming process, locations, and the creators’ thoughts. This gives fans and curious viewers a detailed look at how this highly anticipated show was made.
Where was Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2023) filmed?
Rick Riordan‘s pitch in 2020 was the first step in bringing Percy Jackson and the Olympians to Disney+. Beginning in June 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, filming moved to states such as Tennessee, Nevada, and New York under the working title Mink Golden. New technology, like StageCraft from Industrial Light & Magic, was used to bring Riordan’s dream world to life. With careful planning and practice, it was hard to get great shots of important scenes like the epic “capture the flag” routine. The eight-month filming trip ended in February 2023, with the end of principal production. The last touches were made during post-production.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2023) Filming Locations
The beautiful scenery of British Columbia, especially Metro Vancouver, was used to bring the magical world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians to life. Vancouver, a port city in the southwestern part of the province, was used as a key site for many scenes because of its beautiful scenery. The cast and crew built the fantasy worlds shown in the show in places like the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University and Mammoth Studios at 2880 Underhill Avenue.
The show didn’t just take place in Vancouver, though. Reports say that the company went to Tennessee, Nevada, and New York, among other U.S. states, to film certain scenes. The variety of settings added depth to the visual tale, taking the show not only through mythical worlds but also through the different American landscapes.
Some scenes were filmed at New Westminster’s Westminster Pier Park, which has an award-winning waterfront boardwalk. This shows how flexible the filming sites were. The use of Industrial Light & Magic’s office in Vancouver, which is right in the middle of Gastown, shows how cutting-edge technology is used in the production process.
Rick and Becky Riordan were recently interviewed by Screen Rant. The interview also talked about how hard it is to turn Riordan’s books, which use a lot of first-person storytelling, into a series. One moving part of the talk was when Lance Reddick’s great performance as Zeus was remembered. Even though it was sad to hear about his death, Rick and Becky Riordan said that seeing Reddick in this part was a tribute to his skill and commitment to the show. The creators also hinted at surprises for fans, such as adding more backstory parts that fit right in with the adaptation.
Finally, Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+ is not only a treat for fans’ eyes, but also the result of a lot of hard work and love from everyone on the creative team. With stops at interesting places and cutting-edge technology, the filming journey looks like it will be an immersive experience. The writers’ thoughts help us understand better the difficulties and successes of turning a popular book series into a TV show. The show takes viewers on an exciting journey through the worlds of gods and demigods, which is sure to fascinate both Percy Jackson fans and people who have never seen the series before.