By: Adam Beam 2/7/2024
"Percy Jackson and the Olympians," the popular Disney+ series based on Rick Riordan's books of the same name, has been renewed for a second season.
The news comes after the series wrapped up its first season last week. The company made the announcement via X, formerly known as Twitter. “I can’t wait to bring the next season of #PercyJackson to @DisneyPlus! Raise anchors. Hoist the mainsail. All hands on deck, demigods. We’re heading for the Sea of Monsters!”, Riordan was quoted as saying.
Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the first season was a massive success for the streaming service. Season 1 was streamed over 110 million hours on both Disney+ and Hulu combined. The two platforms are set to merge in March.
On top of viewership being high for the series, so too was the critical and audience response. The series currently sits with a 92% Critic Score on Rotten Tomatoes and an 81% for Audience Score.
The series stars Walker Scobell, Leah Jeffries, and Aryan Simhardi, with Riordan serving as a showrunner and executive producer on the series. There is currently no date set for production on Season 2, and there is no release date at this time either.