This December, the new live-action series version of “Percy Jackson And The Olympians” arrives on Disney+ and 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 epic series is based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan.  The author recently spoke to to discuss his latest book, “ Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods” and was asked when a writer’s room could resume on a potential second season, to which he replied:

“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.”

Since the writer’s strike began back in May, Rick Riordan hasn’t spoken about the upcoming series, in compliance with the WGA strike rules, but with a tentative agreement between the Writer’s Union and studios, this means, hopefully, we will start getting more updates on potential further releases, but Rick did emphasize that a second season of “Percy Jackson” hasn’t yet been approved by Disney.

“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.

Rick was also asked if the second season would follow a similar framework to the upcoming first season, to which he replied:

“I would assume so.  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 eight-episode show stars Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), Grover Underwood (Aryan Simhadri) and Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries).  The series also 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”).

The first two episodes are written by Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg and directed by James Bobin. Steinberg and Dan 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.

The first two episodes of “Percy Jackson And The Olympians” will be released on Disney+ on December 20th 2023, followed by new episodes weekly.

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Roger Palmer

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