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Disney+ Renews ‘Percy Jackson’ for Season 2

Disney+ has announced the return of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” to the small screen with a renewed second season. This adaptation of Rick Riordan’s beloved children’s fantasy novels has garnered significant acclaim, following its successful debut last December on the streaming platform.

The first season of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” centered around Riordan’s inaugural novel, “The Lightning Thief,” and comprised eight episodes, the final of which aired on Jan. 30. Walker Scobell leads the cast as Percy Jackson, supported by Leah Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as his companions. Notable recurring actors include Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Virginia Kull.

Critically acclaimed and well-received by audiences, the series stands in contrast to the previous film adaptations, which, though successful commercially, received mixed reviews. Riordan, having distanced himself from the films, has expressed enthusiastic support for the Disney+ adaptation.

The upcoming season will draw inspiration from the second book in Riordan’s series, “The Sea of Monsters.” In anticipation of this new chapter, Riordan shares his excitement, stating, “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!”

Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television, echoes Riordan’s sentiment, expressing enthusiasm for the continuation of this captivating journey. Davis remarks, “We’re thrilled to embark on an exciting new quest and a season two with Rick Riordan, our fantastic partners at 20th Television, and the exceptional ensemble of cast and creative talent that bring this story to life.”

With the announcement of the second season, fans of the series eagerly await the next installment of Percy Jackson’s adventures. As the journey continues, viewers can anticipate further exploration of Riordan’s richly imagined world and the continued evolution of beloved characters. Stay tuned for more updates as production on the new season progresses.

Michael Schaub, a contributing writer, reports on the exciting development, capturing the enthusiasm surrounding the return of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” to Disney+.

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