Daniel Radcliffe Has A Great Idea For A Harry Potter TV Show

The Harry Potter spinoff series Daniel Radcliffe would like to see.

Daniel Radcliffe has moved on from the world of wizarding into weird indie movies, theater work and even a sitcom on TBS, but it’s clear the rest of us haven’t moved away from his earlier career, as he’s still being asked questions about J.K. Rowling’s works of fiction. In a recent interview, Radcliffe even expressed enthusiasm for a Harry Potter universe TV series, noting the Marauders could be a good fit before explaining why a TV series in general would work. He said:

I feel like there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn into a TV series, 100 percent. A series with the older generation, that could be very cool.

The idea of a Marauders TV show was actually pitched to Daniel Radcliffe by TV Guide, so he can’t claim total credit for the idea. In fact, I think a lot of people within the fandom would love to see some sort of Marauders spinoff, whether that be on television or at the movies. It's a great idea.

Daniel Radcliffe in general seems enthused about some sort of series that would feature the older generation as seen in Harry Potter's flicks at a younger age. The idea works in tandem with the Harry Potter series of movies, which are also about a younger group of friends getting into shenanigans where magic is involved. We know from the history of the universe that later the older generation group of friends also faces Voldemort, like young Harry Potter himself.

This idea in particular has been bandied about for awhile, but it’s still nice to hear that the Marauders premise has Daniel Radcliffe’s personal stamp of approve. You can take a look at what some other spinoffs could look like with our full guide. Still, it should be noted that right now a TV series is not currently in development. Hopefully, time will change that, however.

If you look at the history of these sorts of franchises, they have shown an ability to work on both TV and the big screen. For example, while comics franchises like Marvel and DC have expanded from print onto both the big screen and the small screen, the Harry Potter universe has remained more contained. Of course, there is less ultimate material to work with so far in J.K Rowling’s imagined world than there is within entire comics brands. Plus, the famous author has been busy getting a stage play and the Fantastic Beasts movies off of the ground.

So, there are plenty of options out there for Potterheads. Still, I think TV could be the next frontier the franchise tackles, and clearly Daniel Radcliffe thinks so too. You can catch the actor in another TV show, Miracle Workers, on TBS on Tuesday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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