Disney Plus’s hit show “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” based on Rick Riordan’s celebrated book series, is showing strong signs of continuing its captivating journey with a potential Season 2. Although an official renewal announcement has yet to be made, the development of a writers’ room for the next season signals a hopeful future for the series and its fans.
According to Variety, showrunners Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz have reported that the writers’ room for Season 2 is making significant progress. Steinberg expressed his optimism, acknowledging the high demand and enthusiasm for the show: “There is an awareness on everyone’s part that the demand for the show seems to suggest we should probably not stop making it.” This sentiment reflects the positive reception and strong viewership the show has garnered.
The series, which debuted on Disney Plus, has quickly become a standout addition to the platform. Following the story of 12-year-old demigod Percy Jackson, portrayed by Walker Scobell, the show delves into a world where Greek mythology intersects with modern life.
Percy, accused of stealing Zeus’ thunderbolt, finds himself in Camp Half-Blood, a haven for young demigods like himself. Accompanied by his friends Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries) and Grover (Aryan Simhadri), Percy embarks on thrilling adventures that have captivated viewers around the globe.
The show also boasts a star-studded supporting cast, including Lance Reddick in one of his final roles, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, and Jay Duplass.
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” has achieved significant success since its premiere, surpassing other high-profile Disney Plus releases. Nielsen reported that the two-episode premiere accumulated a whopping 572 million minutes viewed in December 2023.
This impressive figure places the show ahead of notable Marvel series such as “Secret Invasion” and “Loki Season 2” in terms of season debut viewership on the streaming platform.
As fans eagerly await more news on the second season, all episodes of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Season 1 remain available for streaming on Disney Plus. The show’s blend of mythology, adventure, and relatable characters continues to draw in audiences, promising a bright future for this beloved series.