Daniel Radcliffe Expresses Doubt About Returning as Harry Potter in Upcoming Series


Daniel Radcliffe has expressed his belief that it is not the right time for his portrayal of Harry Potter to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

During an interview with ComicBook.com, the actor discussed the upcoming Harry Potter series on Max, which aims to bring J.K. Rowling’s controversial books to life through a decade-long show, with each book receiving its own season. When asked if fans could anticipate his beloved version of the Boy Who Lived to make an appearance in the reboot, Radcliffe acknowledged that the chances were quite low.

Radcliffe stated, “My understanding is that they’re trying to very much start fresh, and I’m sure whoever is making them will want to make their own mark on it and probably not want to have to figure out how to get old Harry to cameo in this somewhere.” He added, “So, I’m definitely not seeking it out in any way.”

However, Radcliffe did express his well wishes for the actor who would take on the role next, saying, “I’m very excited to have that torch passed, but I don’t think it needs me to physically pass it.”

The Hollywood Reporter had exclusively reported in January 2021 that a Harry Potter series was in development for HBO Max. The official announcement came in April, when Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed plans for the live-action series during a presentation about the integration of HBO Max and Discovery+ following their merger.

Describing the series, Max stated, “The stories from each of Rowling’s Harry Potter books will become a decade-long series produced with the same epic craft, love and care this global franchise is known for. The series will feature a new cast to lead a new generation of fandom, full of the fantastic detail, much loved characters and dramatic locations that Harry Potter fans have loved for over 25 years.

Each season will be authentic to the original books and bring Harry Potter and these incredible adventures to new audiences around the world, while the original, classic and beloved films will remain at the core of the franchise and available to watch globally.”

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