While a second season of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” has not yet been greenlit officially, author Rick Riordan said in his spring update blog post that the writers’ room has already started work on adapting the second book to screen.
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” season one is in post-production, meaning filming is complete and editing is underway. A release date has not been announced. Earlier this year, we learned that Zeus, whose lightning has been stolen in the first installment of the books by Rick Riordan, will be played by Lance Reddick. Tony Stephens will play Percy’s father Poseidon. Lin-Manuel Miranda was also recently cast as a god on the show.
“Meanwhile,” Rirodan wrote, “we have started work on the writers’ room for season two. This does NOT mean the second season has been green-lit yet. It’s too early for that. But we have been approved to start developing scripts, and I think everyone’s expectation is that a second season will happen if all goes as planned.”
Season two would adapt the second “Percy Jackson” novel, “The Sea of Monsters.” Riordan said the team broke down the book’s action into potential episodes and is now outlining each episode.
“I love imagining the introduction of Tyson, our favorite Cyclops, and it’s so helpful to picture our amazing actors in their on-going roles as I am visualizing the season,” Riordan continued, referencing Percy’s half-brother introduced in “The Sea of Monsters.”
“A bigger role for Clarisse LaRue, the incredible Dior Goodjohn?” he continued. “Yes, please. More Luke Castellan, aka Charlie Bushnell? Sign me up. Percy (Walker), Grover (Aryan), and Annabeth (Leah) braving the scenes from the second novel . . . I can’t wait. And Party Ponies! While we were filming season one, I explained to Glynn Turman (Chiron) who the Party Ponies were, and he laughed and laughed. He said, ‘I think I have some friends I could call.’ Can’t wait to see that scene!”
In addition to “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” Riordan is working with Disney+ to adapt “Daughter of the Deep,” his homage to Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo, into a live-action film. He has also been working with Netflix for two years on a script to adapt “The Red Pyramid,” his first book inspired by Egyptian mythology, into a live-action film.