One of the most popular Disney+ Originals released so far is “Percy Jackson And The Olympians”, which is based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan.

The first season saw Percy Jackson set out on a dangerous quest. Outrunning monsters and outwitting gods, he must journey across America to return Zeus’ master bolt and stop an all-out war. After losing his mother, Percy is sheltered at Camp Half-Blood, a sanctuary for demigod children. He must prove himself and confront his origins once he discovers he too is a demigod, and will take off into the perils of pursuing enemies in search of the Underworld. With the help of his quest mates Annabeth and Grover, Percy’s journey will lead him closer to the answers he seeks: how to fit into a world where he feels out of place, if he’ll ever see his mother again, and if he can ever find out who he’s destined to be.

Earlier this year, Disney officially confirmed that a second season would be coming, which is going to be based on the second book in the series, “The Sea Of Monsters”, which tells the story of Percy Jackson’, who has returned to school, but it’s been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball between Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of Percy’s friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

Earlier this week, the show’s creator Rick Riordan, shared an update on his blog about the the upcoming second season:

Hopefully you heard the news that Percy Jackson and the Olympians will be back for season two on Disney+. Season one did very well indeed, and we are all excited to continue the story. I can only provide the most general of updates, but we’re making excellent progress. Becky and I continue to serve as executive producers the same way we did on season one. I read every outline and every script, making notes as needed. As I’ve said before, TV is a team sport. It is impossible for any one person to control every aspect of such a huge endeavor. When you watch any show, you are watching the collective vision and creative input of an entire team. That said, everyone involved is committed to bringing the Percy Jackson story to the screen in a faithful way, but also adding value and depth with glimpses into the characters’ lives and backstories so that even fans who have read the books hundreds of times will find new enjoyment and a few surprises. Our job is to build on the solid foundation of season one. I’m a perfectionist. I believe that we can always do better. I think we’re off to a good start with this new season as we recreate The Sea of Monsters. 

Rick also shared an update on where they currently are in the development of the second season, which was held back due to last summer’s writer’s strikes and Disney wanting to see how the first season performed.

We are working from an eight-episode outline that I created last year, detailing what each episode will cover from the book. From there, the writers’ room has drawn up a more detailed outline of each episode (with my input). I have read all those outlines and they’re in really good shape. The next step is writing the actual scripts. Half of those are done and the rest are in progress. I am pleased with the results so far.

The special effects on the “Percy Jackson” series are a major part of the series, especially the mythology creatures who threaten to derail Percy’s quest, and Rick also shared an update on the artwork for the second season of the Disney+ show.

Our team has begun designing sets and creature artwork. Everything I have seen so far looks incredible. I am constantly amazed how our designers can find new ways to bring these scenes to life. If you’ve read the book Sea of Monsters, you already know some of the treats that await you, but I won’t spoil the surprises.

Filming on the new season is set to begin later this year and Rick also shared a little more information on how involved he is in the casting process of the show.

Our core team of actors is so excited to get back to filming, and so are we! Regarding new castings, as I’ve mentioned before, that is all handled by our casting director. I don’t get involved until they start sending the producers audition tapes to look at. I know of no plans for open casting calls for any roles, so I would not expect any announcements from me about how to submit for this role or that role. I can only tell you that all the actors who have made it onto our show got the job because they’ve worked incredibly hard for years learning how to act, committing themselves to their careers with no guarantees of success and many sacrifices, accumulating auditions and rejections, and getting better at their craft. They won the roles by competing against hundreds, even thousands of other actors who have done the exact same hard work. Even the youngest ones are pros, and it shows in their tapes.

With production on the second season only set to begin later this Fall, it does mean we are unlikely to see the second season of “Percy Jackson” being released on Disney+ until late 2025 at the earliest, since they will have plenty of special effects to add in after filming.

In the meantime, you can still watch the first season of “Percy Jackson And The Olympians” series on Disney+ now, along with the two movies that were released by 20th Century Studios years ago.

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Roger Palmer

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