Percy Jackson and the Olympians has tapped into some real star power for its recent casting. The Disney+ series has cast Lin-Manuel Miranda as the messenger god himself, Hermes.
Based on Rick Riordan’s New York Times Best Selling series, the books follow Percy Jackson, the demigod son of Poseidon. The first book in the franchise focuses on Percy discovering his godly parentage as he takes refuge in Camp Half-Blood. There he meets other demigod children and takes on ancient monsters as he searches for Zeus’ missing lightning bolt.
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The Tony, Emmy, and Grammy award winner is set to portray Hermes, the messenger god who watches over travelers, in a recurring role. The character is charismatic and fun, but this does little for his strained relationship with his son Luke who will be played by Charlie Bushnell.
Riordan and Jon Steinberg wrote the pilot for the series, with James Bobin directing. Steinberg and Dan Shotz are set to oversee the series and serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg.
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