Thank the gods: Percy Jackson and the Olympians will be back for more wondrous adventures. The hit live-action Disney+ series has been renewed for Season 2, TVLine has learned.
“We’re thrilled to embark on an exciting new quest and a Season 2 with Rick Riordan, our fantastic partners at 20th Television, and the exceptional ensemble of cast and creative talent that bring this story to life,” Disney Branded Television president Ayo Davis said in a statement.
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Rick Riordon, who wrote the beloved books and serves as an executive producer on the show, added, “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!”
Upon its debut, Percy Jackson hit the weekly Nielsen streaming ranking at No. 4, with 572 million minutes viewed across two episodes that spanned just 80 minutes, and with about a third of its total coming from viewers 18-34. In the following Nielsen measurement period, it rose to No. 3 on the chart, and at last tally had slipped to No. 6.
Adapted from Riordan’s bestselling book series, the show tells the fantastical story of Percy Jackson (played by The Adam Project’s Walker Scobell), a 12-year-old modern demigod who’s just coming to terms with his divine powers when he is tasked with finding the missing lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth (played by Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries), Percy embarked on a cross-country quest to retrieve it and prevent war from breaking out within his family.
The star-studded Season 1 guest cast included Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson, Glynn Turman as Chiron, Toby Stephens as Poseidon, Lance Reddick as Zeus, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes, Megan Mullally as Alecto aka Mrs. Dodds, Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus aka Mr. D, Charlie Bushnell as Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa, Olivea Morton as Nancy Bobofit, Suzanne Cryer as Echidna, Timm Sharp as Gabe Ugliano, Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus and Jay Duplass as Hades.
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