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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Cast of Disney Plus Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

The Tony winner will play the messenger god Hermes.

Hamilton and In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the upcoming Disney Plus Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

Miranda, who has also appeared in the HBO adaptation of His Dark Materials, will guest-star as the mischievous messenger god Hermes in the series, which is expected to premiere in 2024 and is inspired by Rick Riordan’s book series.

Walter Scobell (The Adam Project) is set to lead the show alongside Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri, with the cast also set to include the likes of Megan Mullally, Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, and Timm Sharp.

Tick, Tick…Boom! director Miranda has a busy year ahead. He supplied additional lyrics for both the live-action film version of The Little Mermaid and the upcoming Kander and Ebb Broadway musical New York, New York.