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Writers’ Room Has Started on ‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians’ Season 2

The first season of the upcoming Disney+ Original series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” has wrapped filming and is now in post production.

Based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, “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.

A second season of the series has not been officially greenlit yet, however, Riordan has revealed in his blog that they have started work on the writers’ room for Season 2.  The author points out that while the second season has not been officially greenlit, ” we have been approved to start developing scripts.”  You can read an excerpt from the blog below:

Meanwhile, we have started work on the writers’ room for season two. This does NOT mean the second season has been green-lit yet. It’s too early for that. But we have been approved to start developing scripts, and I think everyone’s expectation is that a second season will happen if all goes as planned. It sure is exciting to be part of the room, though. We’ve broken down the action of the second Percy Jackson book, The Sea of Monsters, into a series of episodes, and have begun outlining what the first episodes would look like.

The series stars Walker Scobell, who will play the titular character in this epic adventure and Aryan Simhadri (Disney’s “Spin”) and Leah Sava Jeffries (“Empire”) who will play Percy’s friends Grover and Annabeth, respectively.  Additional cast includes Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Timm Sharp who will all have recurring guest star roles.  Additionally, Charlie Bushnell will play Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn will play Clarisse La Rue, and Olivea Morton will play Nancy Bobofit.

Adam CopelandSuzanne Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Jennifer Shirley (Batwoman, Supernatural) have also joined the cast.

Additionally, Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the cast and will play the Greek god Hermes.  Jay Duplass and Timothy Omundson will play Hades and Hephaestus, respectively.  WWE wrestler Adam “Edge” Copeland will be playing Ares, Lance Reddick will guest star as Zeus and Toby Stephens will guest star as Poseidon.

Riordan and Jon Steinberg wrote the pilot with James Bobin directing. Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Shotz are overseeing the series and serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg.

20th Television is the studio.

Season 1 has officially wrapped filming.  A release date for the eight-episode series has not been announced yet but we may not see “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” premiere on Disney+ until 2024.

You can watch a first look at the series below:

 

 

Source: Rick Riordan Blog

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