What if you watch Harry Potter as a TV series? Seems weird, right? Well, Rupert Grint, who is best known for playing Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter films, offers his opinion on a prospective relaunch and suggests a new TV show would be great.
Grint was just 11 years old when he was chosen to play Harry Potter’s best friend, Ronald Weasley in the 2001 film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling fantasy novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. After then, he would return to the role seven more times before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) brought the renowned film series to a conclusion. Grint has continued to make appearances in several movies and plays since his time at Hogwarts, including M. Night Shyamalan’s most recent post-apocalyptic horror thriller, Knock at the Cabin.
During an interview with GQ magazine, Grint shared his thought that if a reboot of the Harry Potter series is done it would be great and it would work really well. He says, “I’d love to see Harry Potter be adapted into a TV show. I think it would really work. I’m sure the films will get remade, anyway.”
Although the Potterheads anticipate the Wizarding World’s natural next step to be a movie version of the stage performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Grint’s notion of a television remake might be the wisest course of action for the series.