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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Disney+ 'Percy Jackson' Series as Hermes

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is not giving up his chance to play a god. The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning "Hamilton" creator has been cast as Hermes, the Greek god of messengers, in the upcoming Disney+ series "Percy Jackson and the Olympians."

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The official Disney+ Twitter account confirmed the news on Monday with a tweet that featured a picture of Miranda on set. Deadline had first reported the news.

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A message from the messenger god himself: @Lin_Manuel Miranda is Hermes in #PercyJackson and the Olympians, an Original series coming to #DisneyPlus! 

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The Lightning Thief, a 2005 bestseller by Rick Riordan that tells the tale of Percy Jackson, a troubled 12-year-old boy with ADHD and dyslexia who learns he's the demigod son of the Greek god Poseidon, serves as the basis for the first season of the television series.

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He begins training at Camp Half-Blood, a safe haven summer camp for other demigods, but when the Olympian king Zeus accuses him of stealing a supernatural lightning bolt, he is compelled to go to the Underworld in the hopes of finding it.

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Miranda will play Hermes in the first season of the programme as a guest star. Hermes is the father of the main character Luke Castellan but does not appear in the original "The Lightning Thief" novel despite being mentioned.

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The character was portrayed as a charismatic trickster with a strained relationship with Luke in three Percy Jackson books: "The Sea of Monsters," "The Titan's Curse," and "The Last Olympian."