Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Cast of New Disney+ Series ‘Percy Jackson’

Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Cast of New Disney+ Series ‘Percy Jackson’

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the cast of the new Disney+ series

It was announced via Deadline the famous songwriter, actor, director and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, his dark materials) has been given an important guest role in the new Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

In accordance DeadlineMiranda is a big fan of Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, The Kane Chronicles), which he shares with his young son Sebastian. In the new series, he will play Hermes, the messenger of the Olympian gods and the god of travelers and thieves. This interpretation of the messenger god is charismatic and boisterous, while also being a bit of a trickster. Unfortunately, this is not enough to heal his strained relationship with his son Luke Castellan who will be played by Charlie Bushnell (Diary of a Future President). The Messenger God is hesitant to help Percy and his friends on their quest because he believes that sometimes getting involved is more trouble than it’s worth.

The cast for the main characters was announced during the summer. Percy Jackson will be played by Walker Scobell (The Adam Project, Secret Headquarters); Leah Jeffries (Empire, Beast) will star as Annabeth Chase; and Aryan Simhadri (Dozens cheaper, Casagrandes) becomes Grover Underwood. Other announced cast members include Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, close enough) as the Greek god of wine Dionysus; Glynn Turman (The Devil You Know, Black-ish) as Chiron; Dior Goodjohn (Class Leader, Raven’s Home) as Clarisse La Rue; Adam Copeland (Vikings, Money Planes) will play the Greek god of war Ares; Jessica Parker Kennedy (Black Sails, The Flash) will star as the Greek monster Medusa; Virginia Kull (Big Little Lies, The Menacing Tower) as Sally Jackson, Percy’s mother; and Timm Sharp (On the edge, together together) will play Gabe Ugliano, Percy’s mean stepfather.

The series is currently in production in Vancouver. Riordan and Jon Steinberg (Black sails, Jericho) wrote the pilot episode and James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Mysterious Benedict Society) will lead it. Steinberg and Riordan will also serve as producers for the show.

The series is based on the best-selling book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and it follows the incredible story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy, as he comes to terms with his newfound divine heritage when Zeus, the Greek god of sky and thunder, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Percy must then embark on a mission accompanied by his friends Annabeth and Grover to find the lightning bolt and restore order to Olympus.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians will premiere in 2024 on Disney+. If you can’t wait, don’t miss out Percy Jackson and the Olympians the book series and its sequel series Heroes of Olympus. Don’t forget to check out the teaser trailer below.

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