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Daniel Radcliffe Reveals If He’ll Star In The Harry Potter TV Show

The new series will delve into all seven original books.

Daniel Radcliffe in 'Harry Potter'
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Daniel Radcliffe is leaving his Hogwarts days behind. Speaking recently to E! News about Max’s forthcoming Harry Potter TV series, the actor said fans shouldn’t expect a cameo from “The Boy Who Lived.”

“I don’t think so,” he said at the prospect of reprising the role. “I think they very wisely want to [have] a clean break. And I don’t know if it would work to have us do anything in it.”

Radcliffe added that he’ll be “very happy to just watch along with everyone else.” When pressed further about a possible role in Max’s Harry Potter, he added, “I’m gonna be a politician about this and not deal in hypotheticals.”

The actor fronted all eight Harry Potter films between 2001 and 2011, starring alongside Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. He last portrayed the boy wizard over a decade ago in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Max’s Harry Potter Reboot

According to Deadline, Max’s upcoming series currently has a 2026 release date, and will be based on the seven books.

“This new Max Original series will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy for all of these years,” Casey Bloys, the chairman and CEO of HBO & Max Content, teased of the series, promising that it will be a “faithful adaptation.”

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Radcliffe’s recent comments echo what he told in 2023. “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,” he said at the time. “I do wish them, obviously, all the luck in the world and I’m very excited to have that torch passed.”

Also last year, the actor said he isn’t surprised by the revival of the Potter universe, as it was “always going to be something that carries on and on and on.” He concluded, “It’s way too big a literary phenomenon to ever just stop with the series of films that we did.”