Disney Branded Entertainment Renews “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Series, Featuring Charlie Bushnell, for Second Season

Charlie Bushnell is bracing for another quest…

Disney Branded Entertainment’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, featuring the 19-year-old half-Latino actor, has been officially renewed for Season 2 at Disney+.

Charlie BushnellThe second installment will follow Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries) and Grover Underwood (Aryan Simhadri) as they embark on a new adventure based on The Sea of Monsters, the second book of Rick Riordan’s best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, published by Disney Hyperion.

“I can’t wait to bring the next season of Percy Jackson to Disney+!,” Reordan said. “Raise anchors. Hoist the mainsail. All hands on deck, demigods. We’re heading for the Sea of Monsters!”

The renewal comes a week after the Season 1 finale dropped on Disney+, wrapping up Percy’s quest to find the Master Bolt.

Percy Jackson, produced by Disney TV Studios20th Television, marks the biggest launch for a Disney Branded Entertainment series on Disney+ yet. According to Disney estimates, Season 1 has generated more than 110 million hours streamed to date. The premiere episode amassed 26.2M views in its first three weeks on Disney+ and Hulu, which also carried it.

“Rich in magic, wonder, adventure and heart, Percy Jackson and the Olympians captivated the imaginations of viewers of all ages everywhere,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “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.”

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the only ongoing DBT series on Disney+ that is produced exclusively for the streamer. Three other shows, comedies The Santa Clause and Goosebumps and drama The Crossover, are awaiting a renewal decision.

The success of Percy Jackson and the Olympians also has boosted the “Percy Jackson” books as the eponymous novel returned to the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller list for Middle Grade series following the series’ debut.

Created by Rick Riordan and Jonathan E. Steinberg, Season 1 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is executive produced by Steinberg and Dan Shotz alongside Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Bert Salke, The Gotham Group’s Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg, James Bobin, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson and Craig Silverstein.