Harry Potter reboot has already found its new Harry, apparently
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Well, that didn’t take long. Just last week, it was revealed that a brand new TV adaptation of Harry Potter is in the works at HBO and already, rumour has it that three frontrunners have already emerged to play Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
In case you missed it, the “decade-long” project is set to be a faithful adaptation of author JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books, with roughly one season dedicated to each book. Due to the author’s creative inclusion in the series, many fans are already saying that they’ll boycott the show. A similar stance was taken against Hogwarts Legacy earlier this year due to the author’s hurtful transphobic comments. One HBO exec was quizzed on whether he thought this sentiment surrounding the project would put off actors, but seemingly there’s already plenty of interest.
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A report by Yahoo! claims that an uncredited TikTokker with access to the production has ‘leaked’ the suspected cast. British actor Toby Woolf, known for appearing in Pistol and Rare Beasts, is thought to be playing Harry Potter himself. Bronte Carmichael is the new suspected Hermione. The actress was recently seen in Andor, Game of Thrones, and Christopher Robin. Peter Pan and Wendy actor Joshua Pickering has then been suggested as a potential pick for Ron.
The source went on to claim that Draco actor Tom Felton could return as Lucius Malfoy, Helen Mirren could portray Minerva McGonagall, while Blair Underwood may be in line to play Dumbledore. Seeing as it was also suggested that Adam Driver could play Snape, I’d take all of this with a very large pinch of salt. It feels as if an element of fan casting is at play.
Out of the three potential leads, Bronte and Joshua are already 14 and 15 years old, respectively. Given that the series is due to run for over 10 years, they may already be ‘too old’ to take on the roles. Only time will tell.