The upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians has wrapped casting and is almost over with season 1’s production. The series, expected to drop sometime in late 2023 or early 2024, is one of the most anticipated book-to-screen adaptations, generating the same level of excitement as Harry Potter and LOTR.
Ahead of season 1’s filming, Riordan has been very sure of Disney+ renewing the show for another season. As he updates the PJO fandom on the final casting of Zeus and Poseidon, the author also confirms season 2 is a sure thing. You can read his full quote below:
If you haven’t seen a particular god or demigod announced, that’s because they don’t appear in the season and won’t be cast until we start the subsequent seasons, which means any of those announcements are probably at least a year away. More later, demigods, but I am pleased to tell you we are in a very good place as we look ahead to a (not-yet-greenlit-but-fully-anticipated) season two!
Riordan’s Percy Jackson series and other spinoffs span across more than 30 books, and thus there’s no shortage of content for the TV adaptation.
The core actors are also close to the age the characters were in the books, giving them the chance to grow up while filming the series, just like the Harry Potter characters, which gives a vital authenticity to the series.
Riordan’s trust in Disney+ green lighting the series for subsequent seasons after season 1 is hopeful and it makes sense when there is such a big fandom backing it.
A season 2 renewal seems in the bag, unless something goes drastically wrong like it did for the Percy Jackson films. But with Riordan’s close inclusion during writing and filming, we don’t think the TV series will face the same fate as the film series.
Season 1 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians has a lot to cover in terms of post-production, one of their major concerns being CGI as is the case for many fantasy series. But we’re hopeful just like Riordan that season 2’s confirmed update by Disney+ will follow soon after the season 1 premiere.
About Percy Jackson And The Olympians
Percy Jackson And The Olympians is an upcoming Disney+ show which will follow the events of the book series of the same name by Rick Riordan. The fantasy action series is now in production.
The series will follow each of the five books in the fantasy novel series, covering one book per season. The first season will follow Percy Jackson, who just discovered he is a demigod and son of Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea; Annabeth Chase, the daughter of Athena; and the brave satyr Grover. The first season follows the teens across states as they go on a quest to save Percy’s mother from Hades.
The series stars Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase, Aryan Simhadri as Grover, Virginia Kull as Saly Jackson, Charlie Bushnell as Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse LaRue, and more.