The play which is titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will debut this Summer, however, Emma Watson will not be playing the role she helped make famous in the movies. Watson is supportive of this new casting, however.

The production announced it in December that in the play (written by J.K. Rowling), a South-African actress born in Swaziland, Noma Dumezweni will impersonate the adult version of Hermione Granger. The announcement caused public indignation as many fans expressed their disappointment of this casting choice. Of course, this opinion is not based on racism, but still, Rowling defended the decision of the theater professionals: she says Hermione’s skin color wasn’t specified in the books, so it's within the right of the casting directors to make the choices they deem fit.

Play will adhere to and continue original storyline

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (which is following the seven Harry Potter books and the eight movies) continues the story of our beloved heroes nineteen years after the events of the Deathly Hallows, when Harry’s youngest son (Albus) begins his first year at Hogwarts. The story follows the adventures of the little Albus (who has to fight prejudice because of the fame of his name) and the adventures of Harry as well, who has become an overloaded busy employee of the Ministry of Magic, and is a father of three children.

In a recent interview, Daniel Radcliffe talked generously about not continuing in the title role that has meant so much to him and his career: “It will be strange to see that someone else impersonates my character, but at the same time, I’m happy that things can go on without me as well. I don’t have any ownership rights to the character” – the star said, who will surely be missed by many Harry Potter fanatics as well.

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The star said that he would definitely watch the play, the premier of which will be this July in London – maybe he’ll watch it together with the excited Emma Watson. Ultimately, this new venture will give fans another opportunity to step back onto platform nine and three quarters and experience the wizarding world all over again (and that's something that every Potter fan can get behind).