Rick Riordan Unveils Intriguing Flashback Insights on Percy Jackson’s Parents
Hey, Percy Jackson fans! Exciting news – Toby Stephens’ Poseidon is gearing up to make his grand entrance in Episode 7 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians Season 1, hitting Disney+ on Tuesday, January 23. Brace yourselves for an epic moment as Poseidon dives into the scene, and this time, it’s a specially crafted flashback featuring Sally Jackson, portrayed by Virginia Kull.
Now, for those of you familiar with Percy Jackson’s adventures in “The Lightning Thief” book, you’ll remember meeting his dad. Well, the TV adaptation is spicing things up. The creators wanted to enhance the original storyline, leading to the birth of a unique Sally and Poseidon flashback. Episode 7, aptly titled “We Find Out the Truth, Sort Of,” is about to unfold some captivating revelations.
Rick Riordan, the mastermind behind the Percy Jackson franchise and series co-creator, spills the beans to TV Insider. He shares, “it’s so important to us to use this new format to its best advantage, which means getting to see things that happen in the story, but not from Percy’s point of view.” The TV series aims to provide fresh perspectives beyond Percy’s narrative, offering viewers a glimpse into pivotal moments.
This upcoming flashback delves into Sally and Poseidon’s conversation about their son Percy’s struggles, and Riordan hints that it’s an emotionally charged scene. The Riordans, Rick and his wife Becky, even revealed it to be one of their favorite moments, bringing a touch of heartfelt emotion.
Before Poseidon graces the scene, Sally is dealing with Percy’s reluctance to change schools yet again. Riordan explains that the flashback reveals the struggles faced by Sally and Poseidon in supporting Percy, who deals with ADHD, offering a poignant and relatable portrayal of parenting.
As the Percy Jackson TV series unfolds, the creators are weaving in special moments with notable guest stars. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s scene in Episode 6 and others with Ares, Grover, and Hephaestus in previous episodes are all crafted exclusively for the show. These scenes not only introduce key Olympian characters but also set the stage for the series’ future, pending renewal.
Riordan emphasizes that the show’s appeal goes beyond age, saying, “This is a human show. It’s about coming of age, yes. It’s about parenting, sure. It’s about becoming a hero. It’s about learning who you are in the world.” The series aims to capture the universal essence of growing up, resonating with viewers of all ages.
So, gear up for Episode 7, dive into the Poseidon and Sally flashback, and get ready for another dose of Percy Jackson’s captivating journey on Disney+. Happy watching!