Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe Expects to See a Reboot in His Lifetime


In this day and age, it's practically a foregone conclusion that any popular movie or  TV show will be remade or rebooted.  The act of remaking classic or beloved films with a new cast has become a mixed bag in the movie industry, with the deciding factors of success varying from audience interest, current portrayals and the direction the new content strides toward. In the case of the Harry Potter films, actor  Daniel Radcliffe believes a reboot of the iconic franchise in which he grew up portraying the titular character is inevitable, even if he doesn't understand the need for it.

"I don't know at this point what would be gained by rebooting it for TV, but that's not necessarily the goal, I suppose," Radcliffe told TV Guide while promoting his new series Miracle Workers. "I definitely think there will be another version of it within my lifetime. It will be interesting to see. At the moment those films have sort of a sacred varnish on them, but that will be worn away at some point.. I'm just intrigued to see when that happens."

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Although it's been eight years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was released, the wizarding world has continued to live through the Fantastic Beasts spinoff films and Radcliffe feels there's more to explore.

"I feel there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn into a TV series, 100 percent," he added, noting he would particularly enjoy a series about the Marauders.

The Marauders, of course, were the nicknames of four Hogwarts students by the names of Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black and Harry's father James, who had a penchant for breaking rules and mischief-making. They are well known for their creation the Marauder's Map, an enchanted map of the school that would eventually be used by James' son Harry and his friends in their adventures.

"A series with the older generation, that could be very cool," Radcliffe said.

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Created by Simon Rich, Miracle Workers stars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Jon Bass, Karan Soni, Sasha Compere and Lolly Adefope. It is scheduled to premiere on February 12 on TBS.

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