The mythological world of demigods and monsters is on its way to Disney+. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is currently in its third month of production in Vancouver where it recently expanded its shoot to Simon Fraser University, as it films what appears to be the famous Gateway Arch scene from the first book. This eight episode first season will follow the events of Rick Riordan's best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief novel, which takes the titular hero and his friends on a quest to retrieve Zeus's master bolt. While the first footage from the serialized live-action adaptation is still in the distant future, fans have plenty to celebrate in the meantime.
Today, August 18th, is Percy Jackson's birthday. The day the Son of Poseidon was born is a crucial detail to the Percy Jackson series, as the five installments culminate with The Great Prophecy, which forewarns of the rise or fall of Olympus once Percy turns 16 years old.
"A half-blood of the eldest gods shall reach sixteen against all odds," The Great Prophecy reads. "And see the world in endless sleep. The hero's soul, cursed blade shall reap. A single choice shall end his days, Olympus to preserve or raze."
Despite that grim prediction inching closer every passing August 18th, fans are taking a moment to share their love for Percy Jackson and all the actors who have brought him to life. Becky Riordan, who is married to Rick and serves as an executive producer on the series, got in on the celebration by asking fans to send their special stories about Percy Jackson with the hashtag #LettersToPercy.
Check out some of the best messages below!
Struggles = Strength
I love these books! As a kid growing up with Dyslexia and ADHD I couldn’t read or write till I was 13; and the struggle was real. I love that there is a series where those struggles are strength, and kids can grow up knowing that! Happy Birthday, Percy! #LetterstoPercy https://t.co/kNijI33c7r— Ali Cardaropoli (@AliCardaropoli) August 18, 2022
Taught Invaluable Lessons
Percy taught me how to love myself and it shaped me into who i am today.PJO helps ppl come to terms w being happy w themselves, that's the beauty of it.I'm excited to see future fans experience the euphoria of reading and watching the wonder that is Percy Jackson#LetterstoPercy https://t.co/Dd53majDIF— 𝕜𝕒𝕞🍄⚡️🍒🌱 (@alimak_xo) August 18, 2022
Growing Up Together
#LetterstoPercy I want to thank this little fictional boy for making the best out of my teenage years and young adulthood. Felt like we grew up together and he was my bestest friend and he’s like my own child to me now 🏻 I’ve waited to see him in live action since I was 13+ https://t.co/EU4r9OFCJy— adi ☽ percy day💙 (@tomsoscars) August 18, 2022
First English Book
Not necessarily Percy Jackson but the last HoO book was the first novel I ever read in my second language English because I couldn't wait for the translation.— Kagami Sorrows (@kagami_sorrows) August 18, 2022
Ca 10 years, a 12 month stay in the US and a lot of other English novels later, I'm close to become an English teacher https://t.co/FDmrIXAhfP
percy was the first ever character I could ever feel relatable with when I was small, little did small me know that it's bc we both have adhd. i actually wouldn't have gotten a diagnosis bc pjo was the way i got to know abt the existence of adhd :') https://t.co/vizGeb0ytS— Sas | PERCY DAY 🌊 (@ghostkingsdiary) August 18, 2022
Sharing The Love
Happy Percy Jackson day @LiamTCrowley— BEN-eficial for your life (@BenCasualBell) August 18, 2022
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Happy Birthday, #percyjackson! I still remember the surprise party we threw for @rickriordan when he visited Disney Publishing on #percyjacksonsbirthday years ago. The cupcakes didn't look like this, but they were tasty. And it's the thought (and shock value) that counts, right? pic.twitter.com/cS9nKnYQU6— Stephanie Lurie (@SOLurie) August 18, 2022
Happy Birthday to Percy Jackson, thank you for sharing all of your crazy, emotional, and dangerous adventures with us.
From June 28, 2005 – August 18, 2022. pic.twitter.com/M11UMqKjOt— Percy Jackson News 🔱 (@updatespercy) August 18, 2022
Hmmmm. I wonder. Could the surprise have something to do with the color blue? https://t.co/AbCojWuxvX— Becky Riordan (@camphalfblood) August 18, 2022
Blue Bubble Tea
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PERCY!August 18, 2022
Honoring All Generations
Happy Bday Percy Jackson! And happy Percy Jackson day to the #PercyJackson community! All of the love going to @walkerscobell3 for his first birthday playing this amazing character! And also the movies and the musical! @LoganLerman and @ChrisCillizza— HP_Skywalker (@hp_skywalker) August 18, 2022
Happy Birthday Percy Jackson! 🎉
Today we celebrate the son of Poseidon, who has inspired many generations with his spirit! All the love to our dear @walkerscobell3 in his first birthday as Percy! OUR HERO! 😩 #PercyJackson— Percy Jackson on Disney+ (@PercyJackson_TV) August 18, 2022
WLYSM GUYS! @LoganLerman @ChrisMzCarrell 💙🔱 pic.twitter.com/5PNAq29XSD
happy birthday percy jackson #PercyJackson and the olympians walker scobell logan lerman pjo pjotv disney the lightning thief sea of monsters tv show movie heroes of olympus x spend some time alone inside my head edit fc fancam lavfeysun apollosloki pic.twitter.com/Ykwb5NHmtB— lily media (@apollosloki) August 18, 2022