Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 1 came to an end on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. The first season ended with an incredible battle between Percy and Ares, Percy and Zeus, and Percy and Luke Castellan in "The Prophecy Comes True." He fights off the full cast of the series before saving the day and spinning this story in a new direction. Of course, fans are not ready for this show to end, nor are we, and everyone wants to know what's going on with Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 2.
According to a report from TV Line, executive producer Jon Steinberg confirmed that season 2 had not been picked up yet just before the finale dropped on Disney+.
Steinberg did say that work on season 2 has already begun in some capacity, although it's not officially renewed. Here's what he said via TV Line:
"There are some people that spend their day thinking about what next season would look like so hopefully, that work will become a little more official sooner than later."
We have a lot faith that Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 2 will be announced soon. We shared three big reasons why fans shouldn't be worried about Percy Jackson and the Olympians getting canceled anytime soon.
The writers started working on Percy Jackson season 2 in March 2023
First of all, and this is probably the most important part of this equation, there's so much more story left to tell. Rick Riordan wrote five books for the Percy Jackson and Olympians series. The first season only covers the events of the first book, The Lightning Thief. There are four more books that need to be covered to tell this story properly, starting with The Sea of Monsters. There are clear setups for the story from The Sea of Monsters happening in the season finale. Now, it's just the waiting game to see what's next.
Hopefully, Disney will allow the creative team to continue. Obviously, that factors into the second component, which will be covered shortly. But, there's more to the story. Percy, Annabeth, and Grover have many more adventures in the works. Kronos looms large in the rest of this story. The Titan is rising, and the Olympians, well, aren't always the most organized bunch when it comes to stopping Kronos.
In March 2023, Riordan announced via his blog that writing was getting started on season 2. No, it was not renewed yet, but they were already planning what the second season would be. That's obviously great news for the renewal. Now, it's just up to Disney, and based on how things have been going, Disney should be happy.
Ratings are great
Look, we don't have the full ratings for Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 1 yet because there are delays in reporting, but things have been looking solid. According to Deadline, Disney said 26.2 million views of Percy Jackson's premiere episode happened within the first three weeks on Disney+ and Hulu. That has to be one of the biggest Disney+ openings of all time, although the Marvel and Star Wars shows might be a bit bigger. As of episode 6, Disney also claimed each episode totaled at least 10 million views, according to Deadline.
Those ratings seem good enough to justify Disney rolling out the red carpet for season 2. Time will tell, but I can't imagine that they were thinking that Percy Jackson and the Olympians would be much bigger than that. Sure, they might have hoped, but 10 million views per week, minimum, on a show like this seems fantastic.
Disney wouldn't go into a series like this only to cancel it, not with such rich source material to adapt. This show is a hit and a commercial success. Season 2 is a no (seaweed) brainer.
There's a rumor the main cast filmed the renewal announcement for season 2
I don't know if this is a bit of a stretch, but I thought it was worth mentioning that there are rumors and those who believe the trio (Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri) were filming a season 2 promo at Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida recently. The video has been going around on social media.
Who knows if this rumor is true? It's definitely what people seem to be thinking. It would be great if we got that renewal announcement soon and this turned out to be true. I really hope it is, but for now, we'll just have to treat it as a rumor.
We know shows do these renewal announcement videos all of the time. It's a great way to thank the fans and then give them something back by announcing the next season. Even if this isn't the reason they were at Disney recently, a renewal video announcement is definitely going to happen at some point should that renewal happen.
Ultimately, everything is pointing to Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 2 on Disney+. It feels like it's about as safe as any show on TV now outside of House of the Dragon, Stranger Things, Wednesday, and a few others. I wouldn't challenge any of these streaming companies, of course. Shows and movies are literally getting the axe before they even premiere for tax cuts. There's absolutely a world where Disney cancels this show because it's too expensive or they are shifting directions. It's happened in the past, but I really don't think it is going to happen with this show.
That's all for now. We'll share more news about Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 2 when we find out!