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Daniel Radcliffe keeps mum on possible Harry Potter cameo amid series development; details inside

Daniel Radcliffe declines the Harry Potter series cameo, preferring a "clean break" for the new adaptation.

Daniel Radcliffe keeps mum on possible Harry Potter cameo amid series development; details inside
Daniel Radcliffe in a still from Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

Last Updated: 08.41 PM, May 22, 2024


Talking about the ongoing filming of the Harry Potter series at Max, Daniel Radcliffe couldn't contain his enthusiasm. While the actor hinted at a cameo or guest star presence at the Drama League Awards, he refrained from confirming anything.

Daniel Radcliffe's uncertainity and denial of involvement

In an interview with E! News, Radcliffe expressed her excitement to watch as an audience member like everyone else. The forthcoming series will debut on Max in 2026, and when asked if he would be involved, the actor responded, "I don't think so."


The actor believes it's prudent that they desire a fresh start. He is uncertain if their involvement would be beneficial. When questioned about his thoughts on Max's potential return to Hogwarts, Radcliffe said that he was going to act like a politician and not deal in hypotheticals.

Focus on faithfulness to the novels

According to reports, the upcoming Harry Potter television series will remain more faithful to the novels than the films. Radcliffe flat-out denied any involvement in the new adaptation when asked about it.

He understands that they're trying to start fresh, as Radcliffe told Comic Book in 2023. He went on to say that whoever was creating the films would want to put their own stamp on them, presumably not having to figure out how to get old Harry to make a cameo appearance. Therefore, he is not actively pursuing the project.

Having said that, the actor is thrilled to hand over the baton and naturally wishes them the best of luck. It seems unnecessary for him to physically pass it, though.

Details on the Max original series

The new Max Original series, according to Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO & Max Content, will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy for all of these years. Bloys also assured fans that the adaptation would be authentic.

Despite initial claims that each season would centre on a different book in the seven-book Harry Potter series, Bloys has stated that the project will run for ten consecutive years, which seems to contradict the 1 season, 1 book premise. Refuting those who proposed using the series to span 10 seasons over 10 years, WBD brass made it clear during the announcement that Fantastic Beasts will not be a part of the series.

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