With production progressing on the television adaptation of Rick Riordan‘s book series, the Hamilton star will play a Greek god.
Much anticipated at CultBox Towers, the Percy Jackson series is currently filming. Bound for Disney+, it sees Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) stars as twelve-year-old who discovers he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon.
Thanks to an announcement via the official Disney+ twitter account, we know that the Hamilton star has joined the show. Lin-Manuel Miranda is playing Hermes, the herald and messenger of the gods:
— Disney+ (@DisneyPlus) November 7, 2022
The show, expected to land some time in 2023, also has a few notable names in the cast; Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) plays Dionysus while Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) is the Fury Alecto.
Of course, the story’s primary focus will be Walker Scobell’s Percy Jackson. He’s aided by best friends Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries) and Underwood Grover (Aryan Simhadri).
The wider ensemble includes Virginia Kull as Percy’s mom Sally, Timm Sharp as his stepfather Gabe and Glynn Turman as the centaur Chiron. Additionally, Dior Goodjohn is Clarisse, daughter of the Ares, while Charlie Bushnell plays Luke, son of Hermes.
With the first (of hopefully many) seasons adapting Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Disney+ dropped a teaser in September:
While we genuinely wonder when he ever sleeps, Miranda will be popping back up for the upcoming Series 3 of His Dark Materials as well as Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. With his composing hat on, he’s also provided songs for Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid too.
We’ll keep you posted on Percy Jackson and the Olympians.