Daniel Radcliffe says he's 'definitely not seeking out' role in Harry Potter TV show

Daniel Radcliffe says he is "definitely not seeking" out a role in the new Harry Potter show.
Daniel Radcliffe says he is "definitely not seeking" out a role in the new Harry Potter show. Photo credit: Warner Bros

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says he is "definitely not seeking out" a role in an upcoming TV show being developed for Warner Bros. Discovery's streaming service Max.

The series is expected to run for 10 years and will feature an all new cast of actors playing the characters from author JK Rowling's book series.

The project could be on air in either 2025 or 2026.

But Radcliffe, who played the original Harry Potter in the movie series, says he is happy to sit this one out.

"My understanding is that they're trying to very much start fresh and I'm sure whoever is making them will want to make their own mark on it and probably not want to have to figure out how to get old Harry to cameo in this somewhere," Radcliffe told ComicBook.com. 

"So I'm definitely not seeking it out in any way. But I do wish them, obviously, all the luck in the world and I'm very excited to have that torch passed. But I don't think it needs me to physically pass it."

In April, entertainment industry publication Variety said each season of the show would be based on each of the seven novels, suggesting the series would contain multiple seasons and follow an established pattern rather than an in-universe spin-off such as the Fantastic Beasts films.

The first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was released in 2001, propelling its three young stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint - who portrayed the three protagonists Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley respectively - to international fame. The franchise concluded in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

It's believed Warner Bros has been looking at a Harry Potter series since January 2021.

In February 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery - which owns Newshub - announced Middle-earth was coming back to the big screen as multiple new Lord of the Rings films were to be produced.