The Hollywood Reporter broke the news yesterday that HBO Max is in the early stages of developing a television adaptation of Harry Potter . While HBO and Warner Bros have denied this, rumors are still circulating around a possible series, let's take a look at where the stars of the iconic films are today.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
Since the ending of the Harry Potter films, Daniel Radcliffe has stayed busy adding various film and theatre credits under his name.
The actor also appeared in the comedies Trainwreck (2015) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend (2020) and various theatre productions including Rosencratz & Guildenstern are Dead (2017).
Emma Watson (Hermoine Granger)
Emma Watson gave the world one of the strongest female characters Hermoine Granger. Much like her character, Watson stops at nothing to fight for what is right and empowers women everywhere.
After Harry Potter, Watson returned to school and received her Bachelor's in English literature from Brown University.
Watson starred in various films while attending school, most notably The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). Watson went on to portray Belle in Disney's live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast in 2019.
On top of acting, Watson chooses to use her platform to speak out on world peace, women's rights, Black Lives Matter, and more, while holding such titles as Unicef ambassador, Goodwill ambassador, and voluntarily helping counts of charities.
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)
Much like his co-star Radcliffe, Rupert Grint has found success in film, television, and theater.
Grint has starred in films such as Instruments of Darkness (2014) and Moonwalkers (2015) and has recently found much success in television, starring in Netflix's Sick Note (2017-present) and Apple TV's Servant (2019-present).
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
Shortly after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Felton appeared in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and has since starred in From the Rough (2013), Risen (2016), Braking for Whales (2019), and much more.
Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)
Harry Potter's love interest has since moved on to other works, acting in After the Dark (2013), Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? (2015), David Izatt's A Christmas Carol (2018), and more.
Bonnie Wright has also directed various pieces, while using her social media presence to discuss the huge amount of plastic usage in our world and other environment-related issues.
Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)
Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)
You may not only recognize Robbie Coltrane by his looks, but also by his voice. After Harry Potter, Coltrane began voiceover work and is known as Lead Elf in Arthur Christmas (2011) and Lord Dingwall in Disney's Brave (2012).
Coltrane has continued acting, appearing in television series and films alike.
Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore)
Since acting as one of the world's favorite professors, Michael Gambon has put numerous film and television credits under his belt, starring in Cordelia (2019), Fortitude (2015-2018), King of Thieves (2018), and so much more.
Alan Rickman (Severus Snape)
Alan Rickman was more than well known when he came on to the Harry Potter films as Severus Snape. Also known as Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988), Rickman has starred in A Little Chaos (2014), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), and more since the ending of Harry Potter.
Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort)
Last but not least is the hated Voldemort. Unlike his character, Ralph Fiennes is loved by many and has appeared in numerous projects, such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Holmes & Watson (2018) since the wrapping of Harry Potter.
Possible Reboot Series?
All this talk about Harry Potter was sparked after rumors of a possible reboot series began circulating. Since then, HBO Max and Warner Bros. have denied such claims in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter stating,
"There are no 'Harry Potter' series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform."
Still, there are rumors that some sort of project is in the very early stages of development with even Harry Potter himself supporting the idea.
In an interview with IGN, Radcliffe has states,
"It'll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series; I'm fascinated to watch."
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