The actor who brought the character Ronald Weasley to life in the Harry Potter books, Rupert Grint, shares his views on the prospect of a new installment in the franchise. Grint was just 11 years old when he was originally cast as Harry’s closest friend for the 2001 film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling fantasy novels when he was given the role of Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Later on, he would go on to perform the part an additional seven times until the renowned movie franchise was finally brought to a close with the release of the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Since his time at Hogwarts, Grint has continued to feature in a wide variety of films and stage plays, the most recent of which being the apocalyptic horror film Knock at the Cabin, which was directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
In the years that have passed since the conclusion of the first series of the Harry Potter franchise, numerous of Grint’s former co-stars, including Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton, have said on the record that they believe a reboot of the Harry Potter franchise will ultimately take place.
Now, Grint adds his voice to the chorus of former Hogwarts students encouraging fans to anticipate a fresh perspective on the cherished property at some point in the future. These former students have been saying this for some time.
The former wizard expressed his interest in seeing the original material adapted into a possible television series to which he added that “it would truly work.” This statement was made during an interview with GQ. Read some of his responses down below:
It would be fantastic if the Harry Potter books were turned into a television series. I believe that it would be quite successful. In any case, I have no doubt that the movies will be redone.
What If The Harry Potter Reboot Into A TV Show?
Audiences are now left wondering what the next step is for the Wizarding World franchise as a result of Eddie Redmayne’s recent confirmation that there are no current plans to continue with the Fantastic Beasts spinoff films after the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which took place a year ago.
Warner Bros. Discovery is not likely to completely give up on the extremely valuable intellectual property even if the Fantastic Beasts trilogy was ultimately unable to repeat the huge box office achievements seen by the first Harry Potter films.
At the tail end of the previous year, WBD CEO David Zaslav acknowledged that he was open to the concept of producing further Harry Potter films provided Rowling was on board with the idea.
However, although many fans are anticipating the Wizarding World’s next logical move to be a cinematic version of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage show, maybe Grint’s notion of a television remake might be the greatest way ahead for the brand.
A live-action Harry Potter series has the potential to attract an even wider audience by appealing to younger viewers as well as older ones. This is because previous high-profile fantasy programs, such as House of the Dragon and The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, have already served as big drawcards for HBO and Prime Video.
In addition, a lengthy television series would have the opportunity to give appropriate consideration to a significant number of the novels’ more nuanced aspects, which were either glossed over or omitted totally from the films’ versions.
Of course, the Harry Potter series has lately lost a great many faithful followers owing to a spate of contentious statements made by Rowling, many of which have been widely criticized as hurtful and transphobic.
Due to these factors as well as the disappointing success of the Fantastic Beasts films, any effort to reinvigorate or relaunch the Wizarding World would necessarily begin from a position that is less than ideal.
If a Harry Potter television relaunch is ever to work, the studio will need to find a method to remove the bad flavor of the franchise’s recent failures and scandals. Even in that case, it will still have the vast legacy of the films that came before it to cope with as well.
It is possible that the appropriate cast and showrunner may discover a method to overcome these enormous obstacles, but doing so would undoubtedly be a challenge that was far more difficult than any of those that were ever included in the Tri-Wizard Cup.