Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast in the forthcoming Disney+ series ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians.’
Miranda will take on the role of the Greek god Hermes.
The adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s popular YA series about Greek mythology follows 12-year-old Percy Jackson, who discovers that he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon and begins training to become a hero at Camp Half Blood, a special training camp for demigods.
‘The Adam Project’ actor Walker Scobell takes on the role of Percy Jackson. Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri play Percy’s best friends, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood.
Also starring in the project are Virginia Kull as Percy’s mom Sally; Glynn Turman as the centaur Chiron; Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, the Greek god of wine; Megan Mullally as the Fury Alecto; Timm Sharp as Percy’s stepfather Gabe Ugliano; Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue, daughter of Ares, the Greek god of war; and Charlie Bushnell as Luke, the son of Miranda’s Hermes.
James Bobin takes the helm on the picture, Dan Shotz, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg and Riordan’s wife Rebecca Riordan executive produce.