Percy Jackson Show Release Date Schedule (Confirmed)

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
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When will all eight episodes of Percy Jackson Season 1 be released on Disney+?

A decade after the last movie in the controversial big-screen adaptation, Disney+ will begin its own dive into Rick Riordan's mythical world of gods and monsters this month with Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Disney+'s Percy Jackson Season 1 Release Schedule

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Percy Jackson began its Disney+ run with a two-episode premiere on Tuesday, December 19, to be followed by weekly releases every Tuesday until the show concludes its eight-episode first season on January 30.

The episode titles were confirmed by creator Rick Riordan on Instagram, with each installment getting its name from a chapter of The Lightning Thief (the first book of the series that will form the basis of Season 1).

All eight Percy Jackson Season 1 episodes and their release dates can be seen below:

  • Episode 1 - “I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-Algebra Teacher:” December 19
  • Episode 2 - “I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom:” December 19
  • Episode 3 - “We Visit the Garden Gnome Emporium:” December 26
  • Episode 4 - “I Plunge to My Death:” January 2
  • Episode 5 - “A God Buys Us Cheeseburgers:” January 9
  • Episode 6 - “We Take a Zebra to Vegas:” January 16
  • Episode 7 - “We Find Out the Truth, Sort Of:” January 23
  • Episode 8 - “The Prophecy Comes True:” January 30

New episodes of Percy Jackson are expected to come to Disney+ every Tuesday at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT.

Episode 1 also was released on Hulu on December 19 at the same time as Disney+'s two-episode premiere. However, subsequent weekly releases will be exclusive to Disney+ and the premiere will only remain on Hulu until January 31.

Alongside the weekly releases of Percy Jackson from December 19 to January 30, subscribers will also be treated to daily installments of Marvel Studios' What If...? Season 2 from December 22 to 30 and all five chapters of Echo on January 10.

When Will Percy Jackson Return for Season 2?

After what looks placed to be a hit eight-episode first season if the early Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating of 97% is anything to go by, the next question for fans is bound to be when Season 2 will make its way to Disney+.

Obviously, Season 1 will adapt the first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief, while Season 2 will return to tackle The Sea of Monsters.

Rick Riordan confirmed in a March blog post that Season 2 scripts were already being written even though the show hadn't yet been officially renewed. The show later appointed a showrunner and executive producer for Season 2 in July.

Of course, the work on the scripts came before the writers' strike put an almost five-month halt to development. However, Riordan told ComicBook as the movement wound down in late September that they have "[sketched] out what Season 2 would look like" and is hopeful about the show's renewal prospects:

"Nothing is greenlit yet. Nothing is confirmed, but we did have a first sort of short writer's room that at least allowed us to kind of sketch out what Season 2 would look like if it is approved and where the story would start. I don't know, but I'm hopeful."

With plenty of writing work seemingly still to go, Season 2 may not be ready to begin production until mid-2024. As the first season began production in June 2022, shot for around eight months until February 2023, and was ready to premiere by this holiday, fans may see Season 2 arrive around late 2025.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians continues on Disney+ with new episodes releasing every Tuesday at 6 p.m. PT/ 9 p.m. ET.

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.