Camp Half-Blood, we’re one step closer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+! Series author Rick Riordan added to his official blog today with some big updates about the upcoming TV series.
First, Riordan revealed season 1 of Percy Jackson has officially entered the post-production stage. Filming is complete; now, fans just have to wait for the editing and effects to be completed. (“All massive undertakings that require many months of work,” Riordan reminds fans.)
“All I can say now is that the eight episodes of season one are shaping up beautifully, and I think you’ll be delighted with the results,” Riordan says in his post. “I have learned so much going through this process. The whole team was incredible, but special shout-out to our hard-working actors. They make the show.”
And on the heels of season 1, Riordan says the writing team is already looking ahead to a potential season 2.
“We’ve broken down the action of the second Percy Jackson book, The Sea of Monsters, into a series of episodes, and have begun outlining what the first episodes would look like,” Riordan says.
Though the team received approval to start developing scripts, the author wants to make it clear that Disney+ has not officially greenlit Percy Jackson and the Olympians for season 2 yet. However, he adds, “I think everyone’s expectation is that a second season will happen if all goes as planned.”
About Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Season 1 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians adapts Riordan’s first novel in the series, The Lightning Thief. The show tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.
The series stars Walker Scobell as Percy, Aryan Simhadri as Grover, and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth. The extended cast also includes Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullaly, Timm Sharp, Dior Goodjohn, Olivea Morton, Charlie Bushnell, Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Timothy Omundsen, Jay Duplass, Lance Reddick, and Toby Stephens.
A release date for season 1 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians has not yet been set. But check back to THS for more updates.
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