Daniel Radcliffe Won’t Be In The ‘Harry Potter’ Reboot Series
A new Harry Potter television series may be in the works but don’t expect Daniel Radcliffe to reprise his role as Harry Potter. In fact, the English actor, who celebrates his 34th birthday later this month, said he doesn’t have any interest in getting involved whatsoever. Radcliffe discussed this with ComicBook.com on Monday (June 3).
The new series, which will stream on Max, is intended to be a new adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s seven novels. New actors will also take parts that were held by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, respectively). Talking to the publication, Radcliffe said his understanding of the new project is that they’re trying to “very much start fresh.” He adds that the new casting won’t want to live in his shadow as Harry and “make their own mark on it.” Since he doesn’t want to burden the new actors with his cameo somewhere, he adds that he isn’t “seeking it out in any way.” He told the publication that he “obviously” wishes them “all the luck in the world, and I’m very excited to have that torch passed. But I don’t think it needs me to physically pass it.”
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The Harry Potter Reboot
In April, Warner Bros. Discovery announced plans to adapt the original Harry Potter novels on social media. This time, as a streaming series on Max. The studio billed the project as a “faithful adaptation,” teasing that each season will cover a single book. Rowling is expected to be involved as an executive producer, despite her recent controversies.
In the decade since he last played Harry Potter, Radcliffe has starred in a string of acclaimed movies and appeared in theater productions. Radcliffe also recently became a dad, welcoming his first child with his girlfriend Erin Drake in April. The couple has not revealed any further details about their baby.