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Percy Jackson and the Olympians has become one of TV’s biggest hits. Rick Riordan’s beloved characters have come to life in the Disney+ series. Walker Scobell leads the way as the titular hero, along with Leah Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri.
The Percy Jackson fandom has a big — more like HUGE — question now that the show’s first season is ending: will there be a season 2? The Percy Jackson book series consists of 6 books, so there’s so much story left to tell. From what the cast has said about season 2 to what Disney+ has announced, Hollywood Life has all the latest updates about a second season.
Is There Going To Be a ‘Percy Jackson’ Season 2?
Disney+ hasn’t announced whether or not Percy Jackson and the Olympians has been renewed for season 2 ahead of the season 1 finale. The show became an instant hit for Disney, bringing in 13.3 million viewers in its first 6 days on Disney+ and Hulu. Each week, the series trends on TikTok. Percy Jackson moved up to No. 3 on Nielsen’s streaming originals chart with 700M million minutes viewed during the week the third episode dropped, according to Deadline.
Leah Jeffries, Walker Scobell, and Aryan Simhadri in ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians.’ (Disney)
“I hope that we’re out in the sun a lot, so I’m not transparent anymore,” Walker told TV Insider about his hopes for season 2. “It’s going to be fun. We really have no idea [if the show has been renewed yet]. Nobody’s telling us anything, but I’m guessing since we’re outside a lot, we’re probably going to be more on location. So it’ll be fun to be there and be close to the water, be outside, touch grass.”
The cast and Percy Jackson’s author are hopeful that the show will extend its run. Rick hopes that the series will last 5 seasons in total. “I think everyone has a real hope that this will live a long and healthy life. Right now, we’re trying to deal with step one. But we’d be lying if we said there weren’t people who are thinking about step two right now,” Rick told Deadline.
Ahead of the finale, co-creator and showrunner Jon Steinberg revealed to TVLine that “nothing’s been ordered yet” when asked about season 2. He added, “I think everybody’s really focused on making sure that people have the reaction to the show that we’re hoping they will. There are some people that spend their day thinking about what next season would look like so hopefully, that work will become a little more official sooner than later.”
When Is The ‘Percy Jackson’ Finale Coming Out?
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 1 finale will be released on January 30 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Disney+ and Hulu. New episodes have been dropping every Tuesday night.
What Would ‘Percy Jackson’ Season 2 Be About?
Percy Jackson season 2 would center around the second book in the series, The Sea of Monsters. The official synopsis on the author’s official website reads: “When Thalia’s tree is mysteriously poisoned, the magical borders of Camp Half-Blood begin to fail. Now Percy and his friends have just days to find the only magic item powerful to save the camp before it is overrun by monsters. The catch: they must sail into the Sea of Monsters to find it. Along the way, Percy must stage a daring rescue operation to save his old friend Grover, and he learns a terrible secret about his own family, which makes him question whether being the son of Poseidon is an honor or a curse.”
Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson. (Disney_
Becky Riordan, who is an executive producer of the Percy Jackson series with her husband, revealed that they’ve started to outline the season 2 “bible” and are excited about exploring the second book. “Sea of Monsters is one of my favorites. I really love that we’re going to have more time with Grover, so I’m hoping that happens. It will be fabulous, because Aryan [Simhadri, who plays Grover] is an amazing actor,” she told TV Insider.
‘Percy Jackson’ Cast
The main trio of the Percy Jackson series would undoubtedly return for season 2: Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, Leah Jeffries as Annabeth Chase, and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood. Dior Goodjohn and Charlie Bushnell would have larger roles in a second season as Clarisse and Luke. You could expect to see Virginia Kull and Toby Stephens back as Percy’s parents, Sally and Posideon.
Charlie Bushnell as Luke. (Disney)
Two major characters who would be featured in a second season are Thalia Grace and (and most likely) Tyson. Disney has not made any casting announcements about these characters yet.
Aryan told Hollywood Life exclusively that he is excited to get to future books and explore the dynamic between Grover and Tyson. “Book 4, in my opinion, is one of the most well-constructed books in the series,” Aryan said. “Grover and Tyson have this bonding that they went through during the Labyrinth. That’s something I would love to explore. Hopefully, Tyson is going to be cast soon. He [Grover] gets to see Pan. I mean, Book 4 is kind of the culmination of his efforts. It’s like he proves himself finally and gets to reach the conclusion of his original hero’s quest to find Pan and receive his message.”