Percy Jackson proves it isn’t a Greek tragedy as storming Disney Plus show lands season 2 renewal

Rick Riordan, creator of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, has a message for fans of the books and the show: “Raise anchors. Hoist the mainsail. All hands on deck, demigods. We’re heading for the Sea of Monsters!” It’s a lovely way to confirm that season two of Percy Jackson and the Olympians has been greenlit by Disney Plus, and Riordan for one can’t wait for you to see it.

The news isn’t a huge surprise, because the first season got big viewing numbers on the best streaming service and attracted rave reviews. But it was still a Star Wars-scale bet by the streamer, and that means it must have been squeaky bum time for the show’s creators when the first episode aired. However, the show has been a huge hit: according to Disney boss Bob Iger, the first season has been streamed for more than 110 million hours on Disney Plus and Hulu. 

Percy Jackson season 2: what we know so far