HARRY POTTER: Original Boy Wizard Daniel Radcliffe Isn't Interested In Appearing In Max TV Reboot

HARRY POTTER: Original Boy Wizard Daniel Radcliffe Isn't Interested In Appearing In Max TV Reboot

The Harry Potter franchise is being rebooted for television, but original lead star Daniel Radcliffe has now made it clear he won't be looking to make a cameo appearance of any sort in the Max series...

By JoshWilding - Jul 05, 2023 04:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Harry Potter
Source: ComicBook.com (via SFFGazette.com)

Earlier this year, HBO Max was rebranded as "Max," and Warner Bros. wasted no time in announcing that Harry Potter will be rebooted as a TV series. The streamer has a decade-long plan for the Wizarding World franchise, and new actors will take over these iconic roles for what's been described as an "authentic" retelling of J.K. Rowling's novels.

The movies remain beloved, of course, but it's been 22 years since The Philosopher's Stone/The Sorcerer's Stone was released in theaters and 12 years since The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 wrapped up the story.

With that in mind, we can't deny that now feels like the right time for a reboot, especially after the Fantastic Beasts movies struggled to attract the same huge audience as the main Harry Potter series. 

While a young trio of newcomers will obviously be cast as Harry, Ron, and Hermoine, it's hard not to wonder whether we'll see some familiar faces from the franchise's past. Cameo appearances from Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint would be fun, albeit potentially distracting, and the original Boy Wizard has no interest in showing up on Max!

"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," Radcliffe recently told ComicBook.com. "So I'm definitely not seeking it out in any way."

"But I do wish them, obviously, 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."

Talks of a big screen adaptation of The Cursed Child appear to have died a death in recent months, presumably because Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint have all moved on from their respective roles. It won't be easy for any actors to follow what's become before, and a totally fresh start will help the new cast escape the shadow of the past.

This new Harry Potter series doesn't currently have anything close to resembling a premiere date, but it is officially in the works.

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CoHost
CoHost - 7/5/2023, 4:40 AM
Ungrateful. That's like Mark Hamill turning down the Star Wars sequels.
TanukiTrooper
TanukiTrooper - 7/5/2023, 4:48 AM
@CoHost - Ungrateful? Hah, get over it. Mark Hamill didn't cameo in the prequels and only returned to play his character. Daniel Radcliffe would be playing a cameo not Harry Potter, so your comparison falls flat on its face.
CoHost
CoHost - 7/5/2023, 5:03 AM
@TanukiTrooper - Missed my sarcasm?
marvel72
marvel72 - 7/5/2023, 8:48 AM
@CoHost - Mark might as well have missed the sequels the amount of screen time he got and how his character was treated.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 7/5/2023, 5:10 AM
He should cameo in a Books of Magic movie instead.
bobevanz
bobevanz - 7/5/2023, 5:15 AM
I'm sure they offered him everything under the sun, but I don't blame him. The only role I could see him play, would be Harry's dad or a professor
TheDpool
TheDpool - 7/5/2023, 7:06 AM
The best hope this upcoming show has is to be as original as it can be.
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 7/5/2023, 7:24 AM
The Cursed Child is a shitty fanfic that ought to be burned and never be realized into any on-screen media.
Deklipz
Deklipz - 7/5/2023, 8:10 AM
@RitoRevolto - Which isn’t what this is about so who cares?
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 7/5/2023, 4:35 PM
@Deklipz - Except it was mentioned in the article, you pos dickhead. Do you read? No?
Deklipz
Deklipz - 7/5/2023, 8:57 PM
@RitoRevolto - In passing it was mentioned. The actual quote and article are specifically about the tv show reboot. Maybe you’re the one who needs to learn to read, or rather be able to comprehend what you read, since that seems to be your issue. Aside from being an piece of shit for no reason.
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 7/5/2023, 9:21 PM
@Deklipz - You self-important shit-stains are so god damned annoying. Nowhere in the rules does it say that the only way one can comment is to stick specifically to whatever the MAIN TOPIC is. And as many people that literally post "OT" comments every other article, your bitch ass is really filling up my inbox whining because I commented on something that was mentioned IN the article??? Yeah, hold this block.
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