Lin-Manuel Miranda is becoming a member of the solid of Percy Jackson and the Olympians!
The good man behind Hamilton, Encanto and Within the Heights will painting messenger god Hermes within the upcoming Disney+ collection, primarily based on the best-selling novels by Rick Riordan.
On his web site, Riordan explains that Miranda was simply his first selection for the position:
“As soon as we’d written the script and had Hermes’ traces, I couldn’t get Lin-Manuel Miranda’s voice out of my head. I knew he can be the proper particular person to carry Hermes to life in all his complicated glory. I figured it was a protracted shot. Lin-Manuel is a busy man!”
He provides, “To my delight, he was excited to affix the Percy Jackson household. His son even offered him with some background studying on Hermes to prep him for the half. I like junior Classicists!”
He additionally shared images of Lin-Manuel from set, describing him as a “genuinely good and respectable particular person” to work with.
Earlier this yr, Riordan introduced Walker Scobell would play the lead, Percy Jackson alongside Leah Jeffries as Annabeth Chase.
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