LOS ANGELES, CA – Disney+ has announced the renewal of the series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” for a second season, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels. This decision was revealed during Disney’s quarterly earnings call last Wednesday, following the conclusion of the show’s first season.
The upcoming season will adapt the second novel, “The Sea of Monsters,” from Riordan’s series. The story follows Percy and his fellow demigods on a quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece, promising a new adventure filled with magic and wonder.
Disney Branded Television president Ayo Davis expressed excitement for the new season, emphasizing the captivating nature of the show that has resonated with viewers of all ages. Author Rick Riordan also shared his anticipation for the next season, encouraging fans to get ready for the upcoming quest.
The first season of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” received positive reviews and marked a successful debut for the series, with the first episode garnering 13.3 million worldwide “views” within six days of its release. Furthermore, the show consistently ranked among the top 10 original shows on various streaming charts, solidifying its position as a major success for Disney+.
Critics have also praised the series for its faithful adaptation of the source material, in contrast to the 2010 film adaptation that faced criticism from fans and the author himself. The collaborative efforts of co-creators Rick Riordan and Jonathan Steinberg, along with the showrunners and executive producers, have been integral to the show’s success.
The announcement of a second season for “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” has generated excitement among fans and industry insiders alike, signaling the continuation of a beloved story brought to life on screen. With the series receiving acclaim and demonstrating strong viewership, the future looks promising for the world of Camp Half-Blood and its charismatic demigods.