However you may feel about the Fantastic Beasts prequels (personally: bad) and The Cursed Child stage sequel (personally: good), there’s no arguing that the world of Harry Potter has an infinite amount of storytelling potential. One need look no further than the wonderful stories that have been told by fans within the wizarding world universe, not to mention published works of fiction influenced by Harry Potter, such as Rainbow Rowell’s delightful young adult novel Carry On.
What is the actual possibility of getting more canon stories within the Harry Potter-verse? According to Harry Potter film actor Daniel Radcliffe, it seems likely.
“I’m sure there will be some other version of it,” Radcliffe told IGN regarding the story of The Boy Who Lived while promoting his new show, Miracle Workers, at the winter TCAs.
“I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime—we’ve already got a few more,” Radcliffe continued, referencing the middle-aged version of Harry Potter who can currently be seen in The Cursed Child. “It’ll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series. I’m fascinated to watch.”
What might a Harry Potterstory expansion look like past Fantastic Beasts and The Cursed Child? Well, like any good Harry Potter fan, Radcliffe notes a prequel series focusing on the story of the Marauders—aka James Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and Remus Lupin (not to mention Severus Snape and Lily Evans)—would be pretty epic.
“I feel like there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn into a TV series, 100 percent,” Radcliffe told TV Guide, also at the TCAs. “A series with the older generation, that could be very cool.”
Now, it should be noted that Radcliffe is an actor who once played the iconic character, rather than J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros., who actually control the future of this storytelling universe. However, Radcliffe is someone who knows all of the key players and who has been active in this industry and behind-the-scenes of the Harry Potter story for much of his life.