Many were excited when the announcement dropped that Percy Jackson and the Olympians were in development as a series. While many have a soft spot for the two films exploring the iconic books series by Rick Riordan, there still was some hope to finally see the entire series realized. Luckily, Disney+ has taken on the task of bringing the story of young Percy Jackson to life, as he uncovers his true heritage and enters a Greek mythology-filled world that he never knew existed.
The production has been going on for quite some time and the only castings many have been wondering about who might take on the role of the iconic Gods of the Greek pantheon. After a long wait, it seems we finally have our first casting in that regard, as Lin Manuel Miranda has been announced to be taking on the role of Hermes in the Disney+ series.
The main trio will consist of Walker Scobell as our titular hero, Leah Sava Jeffries in the role of Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood rounding out the cast played by Aryan Simhadri. The series has been quite impressive, especially when D23 gave us a first look at the series offering a very book-accurate depiction of Camp Half-Blood.
The role was originally played by Logan Lerman, who famously took on the role in the two live-action films that were released in 2010 and 2013, which adapted The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters. As the second film underperformed at the box office, it wasn’t able to move onward as there were plans to adapt The Titan’s Curse that never came together. Now that 20th Century Fox was purchased by Disney, it gave them the opportunity to bring us this new Disney+ series with a whole new cast.