‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Has Officially Been Renewed for Season 2!
In what was perhaps the least shocking announcement of Disney’s earnings call today, CEO Bob Iger announced that Percy Jackson and the Olympians has been renewed for a second season on Disney+.
As part of the announcement, Iger revealed that the series, which was produced by Disney Branded Television and 20th Television, had been streamed for over 111 million hours across Disney+ and Hulu.
Divided by the season’s runtime, that number translates to roughly 20.6 million total views.
In addition to being a hit with fans, the series was also a critical darling. It currently holds 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
A Huge Success For Disney+
The success of Percy Jackson gives Disney its first real non-Star Wars or Marvel streaming hit.
Adapted from the Rick Riordan book series, Percy Jackson was seen as an important series in Disney’s overall streaming strategy.
The goal, according to 20th Telvision’s Karey Burke, was to “have the show live alongside the worlds created by our sister studios at Lucasfilm and Marvel. We really wanted to spare no expense to make sure that this series felt as big and imaginative.”
The New Season Will Follow Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
Season 1 of Percy Jackson roughly followed the plot of the first book in the series, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
It was expected that the second season would then follow the second book, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. Following today’s announcement, Riordan confirmed that Season 2 will follow the book.
“I can’t wait to bring the next season of #PercyJackson to Disney+! Raise anchors. Hoist the mainsail. All hands on deck, demigods. We’re heading for the Sea of Monsters!” he wrote.
Prior to today’s announcement, Riordan had revealed that the Percy Jackson team had already been laying out a potential plot for the show’s second season.