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the Harry Potter The franchise will soon be rebooted, but in a different medium. famously, Daniel Radcliffe She played Harry Potter in the hugely successful feature film series, which consisted of five installments between 2001 and 2011. Based on the original novels by JK Rowling, the franchise will be reimagined as a spin-off TV series on HBO. plan for each Harry Potter A novel to serve as the basis for a season of the show with a potential seven-season extension for the series.

While Rowling is involved, an entirely new cast will be introduced, and while the show is still in its early stages of development, there has been no indication that any of the cast members will be involved in the films. In a new interview with, Radcliffe was asked directly if he would get a role on the show. Although it is not said outright, and apparently left open to the possibility, Radcliffe suggests that it is unlikely, given the emphasis on starting over completely. With that said, Radcliffe also says he’s happy to pass the torch on, even if he’s not around to do so in person.

From the interview:

“My understanding is that they’re trying to start over and I’m sure whoever makes them will want to make their own mark on it and probably don’t want to have to figure out how to get old Harry to show up in this somewhere. So I’m definitely not looking for it in any way.” But I wish them, of course, all the best in the world and I am very excited about the passing of that torch. But I don’t think they need me to pass it physically.”

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Given that Harry Potter The series is in its infancy, and it’s still unknown when the show will make its way to HBO and Max. With that said, HBO and original creator JK Rowling have been teasing the reboot by highlighting how exciting it is to re-imagin the story in a spin-off series format.

“We’re thrilled to give fans the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way,” Casey Bloys, CEO of HBO & Max Content, said in a statement.Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon and there is clearly such an enduring love and thirst for the magical world. In partnership with Warner Bros. Television and JK Rowling, this new Max Original series will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy all these years.”

Rowling added, “Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I look forward to being a part of this new adaptation that will allow for a degree of depth and detail that only a long-running TV series can provide.”

As for Radcliffe, there are other places to catch the actor these days. He recently starred in the popular comedy Stranger: The Yankovic Story, which is being streamed for free on the Roku Channel. He’s also starring in the new fourth season of the anthology series miracle workersdubbed Miracle Workers: End Timeswhich premieres on TBS on Monday, July 10.


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