Percy Jackson is returning to the small screen.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians debuted last December on Disney+. The first season was based on Riordan’s first novel featuring the boy demigod, The Lightning Thief, and spanned eight episodes; the last aired on Jan. 30. The series stars Walker Scobell as Percy, alongside Leah Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as his friends. Recurring cast members include Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Virginia Kull.
The series was a hit with critics and audiences, in contrast to the two films based on the books, which performed well at the box office but drew mixed reviews. Riordan himself distanced himself from the films but has repeatedly endorsed the Disney+ series.
The second season of the show will be based on The Sea of Monsters, the second book in Riordan’s series.
“I can’t wait to bring the next season of Percy Jackson to Disney+,” Riordan said in a statement. “Raise anchors. Hoist the mainsail. All hands on deck, demigods. We’re heading for the Sea of Monsters!”
Ayo Davis, the president of Disney Branded Television, said, “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.”
Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.