Percy Jackson Season 2: Rick Riordan’s Wife ‘Hopes’ to Adapt Her Favorite Book from the Franchise After Panned Alexandra Daddario Movie

Rick Riordan’s wife is excited to adapt her favorite book from the Percy Jackson book series, hinting at a possible second season.

Percy Jackson Season 2: Rick Riordan’s Wife ‘Hopes’ to Adapt Her Favorite Book from the Franchise After Panned Alexandra Daddario Movie

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  • Becky Riordan revealed in an interview that she is excited to adapt The Sea of Monsters (2006) from the book series.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians' executive producer Jonathan E. Steinberg revealed that they are planning to create a second season.
  • With the success of the series, fans hope that this would expand the franchise into effectively a cinematic universe.
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The Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series has been popular for quite some time now. With six books in the series, the first one was adapted into a movie, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), and the second book was adapted as a film titled Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). Unfortunately, both the films received mixed reviews and fans had no expectations from the franchise. However, that changed with the 2023 TV series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri, and Leah Sava Jeffries in Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri, and Leah Sava Jeffries in Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The TV series was released on December 19, 2023, on Disney+, and upon release, the show was well-received by fans as well as critics. As of now, there isn’t much discussion about a second season. However, the show’s executive producer Becky Riordan revealed some interesting information regarding the series’ future, claiming that she would love to see a live-action adaptation of the second book.

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Also read: Percy Jackson & The Olympians (2023) Review: TV Worthy of the Gods

Becky Riordan is excited to adapt The Sea of Monsters (2006) from the book series

A still from Percy Jackson and the Olympians
A still from Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Becky Riordan, who is the wife of the author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series Rick Riordan, recently revealed in an interview that her favorite book from the series is The Sea of Monsters. This obviously means that she is excited to work on it as well (via Deadline),

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“Sea of Monsters is one of my favorites. I really love that we’re going to have more time with Grover, so I’m hoping that happens. It will be fabulous, because Aryan [Simhadri, who plays Grover] is amazing actor.”

The first two episodes of the series premiered on December 19, 2023, on Disney+, and subsequent episodes will roll out weekly on Tuesdays at 6 PM PT, with the season finale lined up for release on January 30, 2024.

Also read: “Percy Jackson will slap”: Racist Trolls Run Back to Their Caves as Show Scores 97% Rotten Tomatoes Rating

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Will fans get Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 2?

Walker Scobell as the titular character in Percy Jackson and the Olympians
A still from Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Not much has been confirmed about the second season of the show but the executive producer Jonathan E. Steinberg, hinted that they are currently planning out the future of the series,

“I think everyone has a real hope that this will live a long and healthy life. Right now, we’re trying to deal with step one. But we’d be lying if we said there weren’t people who are thinking about step two right now.”

In the past, the live-action adaptation of the novels has been quite disappointing. Although the first film was successful, it was heavily scrutinized for abandoning the contents of the book, an issue that fans had with the second movie as well. With the series, fans now appear to have hope that this could be just the beginning of the franchise on the big screen.

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