The Kane Chronicles is getting a series of films for Netflix!
Rick Riordan is one busy dude. The author has not only put out a whole bevy of his own novels, but he’s also helped kickstart the careers of other authors under his Rick Riordan Presents imprint. His team as also recently successfully pitched a new Percy Jackson series to Disney+, and the work is undoubtedly underway on that one. But don’t think Riordan is stopping at Percy Jackson or Disney+…or the TV format.
Out of the blue over the weekend, Riordan took to both Instagram to share some exciting news regarding the Kane Chronicles series. According to Riordan himself, they are developing the series into feature films for Netflix. You can check out the official video announcement from Riordan below.
“Hey, everybody. Want some more exciting news? We’re developing the Kane Chronicles as feature films for Netflix. Yes! More news soon!”
Riordan’s team embellished on the process of getting this deal through.
“We have been working on this deal since last October, about the same time we started working on Percy, and I’m so glad I can now announce it! That’s all I can say for the moment, but stay tuned.”
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Of course, while Percy Jackson may be Riordan’s best-known series, it isn’t the only one. This new series of films will be a crucial step in pushing Riordan’s name to more mainstream heights. It’s also pretty cool to me that they aren’t strictly going for a TV series. Clearly, they are trying to go for whatever medium works best for the source material, and that’s very exciting.
The Kane Chronicles is a trilogy of novels set around Egyptian mythology. In many ways, though, it does share some DNA with the Percy Jackson series. Like that one, The Kane Chronicles sees its heroes Carter and Sadie Kane both descended from greatness. In this case from pharaohs Narmer and Ramses. They are magicians that interact with a world of Egyptian gods and goddesses who still exist in our world. Of course, though, the Egyptian premise does help it distinguish itself somewhat.
Regardless, here’s hoping the resulting films will be a great deal of fun for both fans and parents alike who get to eventually watch it. Are you excited to see The Kane Chronicles get the feature treatment? Sound off down below!
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