Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the cast of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Disney+ announced today that the multi-hyphenate would star in the series as Hermes, trickster messenger god who is also father to Luke (Charlie Bushnell). Miranda, who is a Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-award winning songwriter, actor, producer, and director, was most recently seen in HBO's His Dark Materials.
Based on Rick Riordan's best-selling book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians chronicles the adventures of 12-year-old Percy (Walker Scobell), who discovers he is the son of Greek god Poseidon and soon finds himself training to become a hero alongside other demigods.
The series will also star Aryan Simhadri, Leah Sava Jeffries, Megan Mullally, Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Timm Sharp, Dior Goodjohn, Olivea Morton, Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, and Jessica Parker Kennedy. The pilot is written by Riordan and Jon Steinberg.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians debuts on Disney+ in 2024.
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