A message has arrived from Mount Olympus!
Disney+ has an amazing many exhibits in manufacturing, however one which’s producing various speak is Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Based on the colossally standard e book sequence by Rick Riordan, the present will comply with younger Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), a teen who discovers that he’s in actual fact the son of Poseidon. Percy goes off to Camp Half-Blood the place he befriends different teen demigods together with Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries), the daughter of the Greek goddess Athena, and a satyr named Grover (Aryan Simhadri). Together, the trio will set off on an journey to recuperate Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt. Good occasions and riotous adventures ensue.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Hermes on Percy Jackson and the Olympians
As you would possibly anticipate from a narrative drawing on Greek Myth, Percy and his pals will cross paths with loads of different deities alongside the best way. One of them is the messenger god Hermes, who can be performed by none apart from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda might be nonetheless greatest recognized for writing and starring within the musical Hamilton, however he’s performed tons of different stuff within the intervening years, together with starring in HBO’s His Dark Materials as aeronaut Lee Scoresby.
This is an attention-grabbing announcement, as a result of Hermes doesn’t seem in individual within the first of Riordan’s Percy Jackson novels, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. His presence is strongly felt, nevertheless, as his cabin at Camp Half-Blood is the place the place unclaimed youngsters of gods normally find yourself, Percy amongst them. Hermes begins to tackle a extra necessary position within the follow-up The Sea of Monsters. Maybe the Disney+ present can be drawing from each books for its first season? Casting an actor like Miranda within the position undoubtedly makes one assume it’ll be a considerable half.
There’s no launch date but for Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Based on our most up-to-date session with the Fates, anticipate to see this one no before late 2023 or early 2024.
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