A TV show set in the Harry Potter universe is no longer just a pipe dream. Sources report that the Warner Bros. label wants to finalize a deal for a show about the young wizard. It has emerged that the seasons of the show would be directly based on J.K. Rowling's novels, a fact that divides the fans enormously.
Some admirers are thrilled with the idea and are looking forward to a multi-year project that will enable them to delve into the world of Hogwarts anew. The other part of the audience does not share this enthusiasm, worrying about what the production would look like. Particularly worrisome is the fact that HBO's who would not return the original actors we know from the movies, and for many, Harry Potter would not be Harry Potter without Daniel Radcliffe.
Surely many have wondered who could replace the original actors. Is there anyone among the well-known stars who would fit any of the roles? We took advantage of modern technology and asked ChatGPT who they would cast as the new characters in the series and received some really interesting suggestions.
The cast of Harry Potter TV according to ChatGPT:
- Harry Potter - Asa Butterfield
- Hermione Granger - Millie Bobby Brown
- Ron Weasley - Finn Wolfhard
- Ginny Weasley - Sophia Lillis
- Neville Longbottom - Timothee Chalamet
- Luna Lovegood - Anya Taylor-Joy
- Draco Malfoy - Tom Holland
- Severus Snape - David Tennant
- Albus Dumbledore - Ian McKellen
- Minerva McGonagall - Emma Thompson
- Rubeus Hagrid - Brian Blessed
- Sirius Black - Michael Fassbender
- Remus Lupin - Richard Madden
- Bellatrix Lestrange - Eva Green
- Lord Voldemort - Benedict Cumberbatch
The casting of the young characters, from Harry to Draco, is, as you can see, not very apt. The actors don't match in age and mostly don't match the character descriptions in the books. It should be remembered that this is just an AI proposal. It will be hard to find someone suitable among the well-known stars. If the label decides to go ahead with the production, the best solution will be to find new faces for the roles of the students.
However, the actors chosen for the older characters are very interesting and some of them could work in these roles. Fortunately, modern technology makes it possible to make all sorts of ideas a reality, so we generated the suggestions we received using Midjourney AI as images depicting artists in wizard roles.
In addition, we are adding generated images of proposed cast for Severus Snape. Rami Malek (left) and Matt Smith (right).
There's no denying that some of the images received are more realistic and fitting than others, but despite the shortcomings, they give a really good preview of what the series and the new cast could look like without the original actors we've become accustomed to.
What do you guys think about the idea of a Harry Potter series? Which actors would you see in the cast?