Lin-Manuel Miranda, the 42-year-old American actor, filmmaker, lyricist and composer, best-known for creating soundtrack of Disney’s Encanto, who is currently playing Lee Scoresby in HBO Max’s “His Dark Materials,” has been set to make a dive into another fantasy series as “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” had added Lin-Manuel Miranda as God Hermes.
According to a report from a press agency, “Percy Jackson & the Olympian” had casted Miranda as a guest-star to play Hermes in Disney+’s upcoming adaptation of the film “Percy Jackson and the Olympian”.
In the film, Percy Jackson has been portrayed as a demigod, borne of sea-god Poseidon.
Miranda casted in “Percy Jackson & the Olympian”
Disney+ has recently released a description of the character that Miranda will be playing.
According to Disney+ description, Hermes will play as “the messenger god who looks out for travelers and thieves, and is a bit of a trickster himself. He is charismatic and boisterous, the life of the party. Unfortunately, his charm does not do much to heal his strained relationship with his son Luke.
He’s hesitant to help Percy and his friends on their quest as sometimes getting involved is more trouble than it’s worth”. Besides, the description added, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians promises to tell the “fantastical story of Percy Jackson, a 12-year-old modern demigod who’s just coming to terms with his divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt.
With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus”.