“Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Author Rick Riordan given update on First Footage for Disney+ Series”
The impending Disney+ Percy Jackson and the Olympians series has been announced by author Rick Riordan in a post to his blog, providing fans with information on some early footage.
The team has reportedly started receiving daily updates from the on-going production in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Riordan says they “look divine.” “The cast here is amazing. According to Riordan, they “own their characters and make magic out of their words on film. And that’s without editing, music, or any special effects.
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will be working with Industrial Light and Magic to employ a Volume stage in Vancouver, similar to the StageCraft system that other programmes have utilised in the past. This, according to Riordan, is another reason why the series is looking so amazing so early on. For those who don’t know, StageCraft is a technology that uses dynamic and photorealistic projections of real surroundings around a stage a set. The actors can then behave without having to make a show of understanding what they are responding to. Previous television programmes, like The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and others, have employed the technology.
The Volume Stage, according to the author, is the first of its type, and the series’ development team is already using it for endeavours that “have never been attempted before.”
Another factor that makes the raw footage so excellent, added Riordan. “I’m happy to let you in on a little secret that I’ve been itching to tell you for more than a year: Percy Jackson and the Olympians has teamed up with Industrial Light and Magic to construct a brand-new Volume stage here in Vancouver, and we are the first people to use it! Our new Volume stage is based on the ground-breaking technology that gave rise to The Mandalorian, and it’s an even more advanced variation of that wraparound virtual environment, making it one of the the world’s most cutting-edge production facilities. If we execute it well, you shouldn’t be able to tell which sequences were shot on location and which were shot on the stage. We are using it for things that have never been attempted before.
Based on Riordan’s bestselling Camp Half-Blood Chronicles book series, James Bobin will film the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series from a script he co-wrote with Jon Steinberg (The Old Man).
Riordan, Bobin, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg of the Gotham Group are the executive producers. The studio is designated as 20th Television.