Now that the writers strike has achieved a tentative deal, author Rick Riordan is addressing the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Season 2 possibility on Disney+.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Riordan shared an update on the potential second season, answering if they would return to work on the scripts soon:
I wish I knew. It is too early to know. Of course, we still have to hear from WGA that the offer is in fact accepted and it has to be voted on, et cetera, et cetera. I don’t know how long that’s going to take, and it is a very long process even when there are not these obstacles and hurdles.
It had to happen. I mean, the WGA was right to do what they did. I’m glad that we look like we’re getting a deal and we’ll just move forward as best we can. Nothing is greenlit yet. Nothing is confirmed, but we did have a first sort of short writer’s room that at least allowed us to kind of sketch out what Season 2 would look like if it is approved and where the story would start. I don’t know, but I’m hopeful.
I would assume [season 2 would use season 1’s framework.] I think that we got some good preliminary work done. I think it was very solid, and I think everybody felt very good about it. That would be my assumption, and we’ll just see what happens.
The upcoming Disney+ Original series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, will debut with a two-episode premiere on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 on Disney+, followed by new episodes weekly.
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.
The series stars Walker Scobell (“Percy Jackson”), Leah Sava Jeffries (“Annabeth Chase”), Aryan Simhadri (“Grover Underwood”) and features notable guest stars Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hermes”), Megan Mullally (“Alecto” aka “Mrs. Dodds”), Toby Stephens (“Poseidon”), Virginia Kull (“Sally Jackson”), Jason Mantzoukas (“Dionysus” aka “Mr. D”), Jay Duplass (“Hades”), Glynn Turman (“Chiron” aka “Mr. Brunner”), the late Lance Reddick (“Zeus”), Adam Copeland (“Ares”), Charlie Bushnell (“Luke Castellan”), Dior Goodjohn (“Clarisse La Rue”), Jessica Parker Kennedy (“Medusa”), Olivea Morton (“Nancy Bobofit”), Suzanne Cryer (“Echidna”), Timm Sharp (“Gabe Ugliano”), Timothy Omundson (“Hephaestus”).
Renowned “Percy Jackson” creator Rick Riordan worked closely with the creative team and showrunners Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz to bring his books to life and deliver a series that stays true to his vision for these heroic characters that millions of book fans know and love. The first two episodes are written by Riordan and Steinberg and directed by James Bobin. Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers alongside Rick 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 and Jet Wilkinson.
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series brand extensions will include a cross-category product line of apparel, accessories, stationery, and tie-in books available this fall at Hot Topic, Box Lunch, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.
The Percy Jackson book series has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
You can watch a teaser trailer for the series below: