Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 1 concludes in January (finale date news)

The first leg of Percy's journey winds down by the end of January on Disney+
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Percy Jackson fans, we've reached the halfway point of season 1 which means things are about to start moving like a freight train on Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Over the past four episodes, our young hero has learned he's a demigod, been sent on a mission to retrieve a bolt he's been accused of stealing, and nearly died after plunging to his death off the St. Louis Arch. It's been a rough ride for Percy and it's not going to let up! Our time with him in this first part of his journey, however, is almost up. Season 1 is eight episodes long. As such, according to its release schedule, the finale will be available to stream on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

What's set to happen next on the series? Well, thanks to the episode 5 preview, we know that "A God Buys Us Cheeseburgers" sends Percy and Annabeth through Waterland where the anticipated Percabeth scene in the Tunnel of Love is primed to take place. Also, Ares (played by Adam "Edge" Copeland) makes his first appearance. The episode premieres Jan. 9. As for episodes 6-8, here's what spoiler-free details we can share.

Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Image: Disney+. /

Episode 6: "We Take a Zebra to Vegas" - Percy, Annabeth, and Grover must resist the alluring draw of a casino that feels outside of time. (Jan. 16)

We caught a glimpse of this episode in the trailer. Our trio will be coming face-to-face with Hermes who is at one of the gaming tables. The last time we saw him, as of this article's publication, was at the end of episode 3 when he brought Medusa's head to his fellow gods at Olympus. He seemed delighted by Percy's impertinence but we know that Athena was not considering she let Echidna and the Chimera into her sanctuary because she was angry with Annabeth. Perhaps the god of travelers, and Luke's father, will shed some light how the rest of the pantheon reacted to their mailed "tribute."

Also, with the kids in Las Vegas, we're finally in the West and that much closer to the Underworld.

Jay Duplass as Hades in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Image: Disney+. /

Episode 7: "We Find Out the Truth, Sort Of" - Our heroes journey across the Underworld, and bargain for their safety with the god of the dead. (Jan. 23)

In the penultimate episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 1, we'll be in the Underworld. Judging by the title of episode 7, we and the trio are going to be learning what exactly is going on in terms of the master bolt, Sally, and Zeus and Poseidon's feud. Continuously the gods have been found wanting when it comes to Percy's opinion of them, meeting his uncle may or may not change that as he works to save his mom and finish the quest he's set out on.

Lance Reddick as Zeus in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Image: Disney+. /

Episode 8: "The Prophecy Comes True" - Mount Olympus beckons... and Percy must face his greatest battle yet. (Jan. 30)

The finale not only marks the end of the season but it's also the late, great Lance Reddick's last performance as Zeus. For those familiar with his work, and those who had the opportunity to know him, he'll be greatly missed.

As the title of the episode gives away, we'll finally get to make heads or tails of the Oracle's prophecy that Percy has been concerned about since he heard it. This, of course, means we'll find out who his betrayer is and what it is that "matters most" that he won't be able to save.

As of publication, Percy Jackson and the Olympians season 2 hasn't been announced yet but it's likely only a matter of time. The series premiere drew 13.3 million views across Disney+ and Hulu, was one of the top 5 premieres of 2023, and is the No. 1 Disney Branded Television premiere of all time according to TVLine.

The series offers a fantasy adventure for the brand's target audience that's not a Marvel or Star Wars title and it has a built in audience through the Percy Jackson book fandom that's only going to continue to grow. Not to mention, author Rick Riordan did share that the writing team have met to break season 2 and discuss how they want to adapt the second book, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters so a second season seems likely.

We'll keep you posted on renewal news. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote!

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