Percy Jackson and the Olympians series greenlit by Disney Plus; Mortal Kombat sequel in the works with Jeremy Slater as scriptwriter

The highly anticipated live-action popular young adult mythology series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is all set to become a series at Disney+. On the other hand, sequel of Mortal Kombat is in the works with Moon Knight screenwriter Jeremy Slater. Read on for more details:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series greenlit by Disney+

The popular novel series based on Greek mythology that follows the adventures of demigods on earth has been greenlit by Disney+. Taking to its Twitter handle, Disney Plus announced the exciting news via author Rick Riordan himself who asked fans to get ready for some live-action sword fights. In the video, titled ''A message from our friend@RickRiordan'', the author announced that the novel series has received a green light from Disney Plus. He stated, ''The wait is over, demigods. I am thrilled to be the first to tell you that Percy Jackson and the Olympians is really, truly, and for sure coming to your screens. The smart folks at Disney+ have given us the green light."

Riordan also revealed that James Bobin will be directing the pilot episode. Talking about the same, he said, ''James is a terrific person and also an incredibly talented director who recently directed the pilot for Disney+'s The Mysterious Benedict Society. James knows the Percy Jackson books well, his kids are fans, so we're in great hands."

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Mortal Kombat sequel in the works at Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema

Jeremy Slater, best known for penning the script of Disney Plus Marvel series Moon Knight has been tapped to write the screenplay for the sequel to Mortal Kombat. The sequel is being developed by Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema including other instalments. Plot details are under wraps as well as returning or newly cast members from the first film. The first film, a martial arts-inspired adaptation of the popular video game, featured Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano and Mehcad Brooks.

(Source: Deadline/Twitter)