Back in December 2015, the minds behind "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" nearly broke the internet when they gave us the best present of all: they cast Noma Dumezweni, a black British actress, as the grown-up version of Hermione in the new play that premieres this July.

As always when famous characters are recast, there was some backlash against envisioning Hermione in a different context — especially backlash of the racist variety, in this case. But many fans were also ecstatic, because envisioning the book version of Hermione as black or mixed race has become popular within the "Harry Potter" fandom since the movies ended. 

After all, J.K. Rowling will be the first to point out that nowhere in the text is Hermione explicitly described as being white:

"For the first time, I was seeing Hermione’s subtext brought out into text," Alanna Bennett wrote of the trend for Buzzfeed, referring to Hermione's status as a Muggle-born wizard. "I was seeing parts of myself actually spelled out in this character I’d always related to [...] Hermione’s story was always one involving a young girl living in a world aggressive towards her for her very existence."

Now, following on the heels of our introduction to the new grown-up Potters, we're getting our first look at the Granger-Weasleys (of course they'd hyphenate, bless you Hermione) and their newly mixed-race family:

And gosh, they're just adorable.

Already some people are mad ... because Ron's hair isn't red enough. Well, they were going to find something to complain about, I suppose. 

Here's Hermione:

"I saw Noma workshop the part and when John Tiffany told me he'd cast her, I was overjoyed," J.K. Rowling said of Dumezweni at Pottermore, which revealed the images this morning (June 1). "She gets Hermione inside out."

Let's get a closer look at the new Ron, too:

"Ron in his forties isn't very different from Ron in his teens, except that his feet hurt a bit more," said J.K. Rowling. "Paul [Thormley]'s so funny and brilliant in the role."

Finally, let's meet their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley:

We don't know much about Rose yet — although she did get a brief cameo in the epilogue to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," along with her brother Hugo. But Cherrelle Skeete, who's actually worked with movie HP alums in her career already, is more than up for the challenge. 

‘Rose is ambitious, obviously her mum is Hermione so she’s got a lot to live up to," she told Pottermore. "I think they’re quite similar in the fact they put a lot of pressure on themselves. And she just wants to do the right thing."

It's a new chapter in the world of "Harry Potter" canon that's sure to inspire so many fans.

Most of us won't be able to see these amazing actors in their roles, as the play will only be performed in London's West End. But it's still heartening to see a new version of Hermione and her family that represents so much to so many different people — and at the very least, we'll always have the print edition so we can imagine the production for ourselves.