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Netflix Scraps Film Adaptations of Rick Riordan’s ‘The Kane Chronicles’

The young adult trilogy’s author, also known for ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ revealed the disheartening news on Goodreads, stating that the project’s future ‘depends on whether another studio would like to step in, assume the pre-production costs, and move forward.’ 

Netflix has scrapped its previously announced film adaptations of Rick Riordan’s “The Kane Chronicles” novel trilogy, according to Variety. Riordan revealed the disheartening news on Goodreads in an answer to a fan’s question, which has now been deleted.

“Right now, Kane Chronicles is in ‘turnaround,’ which means Netflix has decided not to move forward and their option has lapsed after trying for two years to develop a script they liked,” he wrote. “Now it depends on whether another studio would like to step in, assume the preproduction costs, and move forward.”

Announced in 2020, the first film slated for development was The Red Pyramid, with a script written by Diandra Pendleton-Thompson (Star Trek: Prodigy).

The young adult trilogy followed Carter and Sadie Kane, the teen descendants of Egyptian pharaohs Narmer and Ramses the Great. Riordan also penned Demigods and Magicians, a series of spinoff novels which inserted characters from The Kane Chronicles into the Percy Jackson universe, made famous by the author’s other extremely popular novel series.

For those hungry for a Riordan project that did make it to the small screen, Percy Jackson and the Olympians streams now on Disney+. Perhaps the property might now find it’s way over to Disney?

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