Lin-Manuel Miranda is becoming a member of the forged 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, based mostly on the best-selling novels by Rick Riordan.
On his web site, Riordan explains that Miranda was simply his first alternative 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 could be the proper individual to deliver Hermes to life in all his advanced glory. I figured it was an extended shot. Lin-Manuel is a busy man!”
He provides, “To my delight, he was excited to hitch 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 individual” to work with.
Earlier this 12 months, Riordan introduced Walker Scobell would play the lead, Percy Jackson alongside Leah Jeffries as Annabeth Chase.
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