Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri will return to embark on a new adventure based on ‘The Sea of Monsters,’ the second installment of Rick Riordan’s best-selling ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ book series.
A gift from the Gods! Disney+ has greenlit a second season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The announcement was made yesterday by Bob Iger during the company’s first quarter earnings call for fiscal year 2024. The upcoming season will feature the return of Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri, who will embark on a new adventure based on “The Sea of Monsters” - the second installment of Rick Riordan’s best-selling “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” book series.
“Rich in magic, wonder, adventure and heart, Percy Jackson and the Olympians captivated the imaginations of viewers of all ages everywhere,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “We’re thrilled to embark on an exciting new quest and a season two with Rick Riordan, our fantastic partners at 20th Television, and the exceptional ensemble of cast and creative talent that bring this story to life.”
Said Riordan, “I can’t wait to bring the next season of Percy Jackson to Disney+! Raise anchors. Hoist the mainsail. All hands on deck, demigods. We’re heading for the Sea of Monsters!”
Percy Jackson and the Olympians was one of the top 5 season premieres of 2023, with the first episode garnering 26.2 million views in its first three weeks on Disney+ and Hulu. On social, the #percyjackson hashtag earned over 1 billion views on TikTok in the U.S. over the last 30 days, while series-owned social handles have amassed a cumulative 4.6 million followers.
The domino effect of the series’ success has continued with Disney Hyperion publishing, with the “Percy Jackson” books returning to the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller list for Middle Grade series following the series’ debut.
Created by Riordan and Jonathan E. Steinberg, Season 1 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is executive produced by Steinberg and Dan Shotz alongside Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Bert Salke, The Gotham Group’s Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg, James Bobin, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson, and Craig Silverstein.
VFX companies on Season 1 include Industrial Light & Magic, Lola VFX, Marz VFX, Rogue One VFX, and The Third Floor.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is now streaming on Disney+.
Source: Disney Branded Television