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Harry Potter fans would love to see another reboot, and Daniel Radcliffe is open to the idea. While promoting his latest show, he spoke to TV Guide about what he thinks might work for a reboot of the magical book and film series. 

He doesn't think that Harry and his friends need more screen time. Instead, he feels a new take on the show should focus on the Marauders of Hogwarts history. Other adaptations like the Fantastic Beasts series take us through wizarding history, but those movies have been notoriously inconsistent with its plot lines. 

Daniel Radcliffe has some prime ideas for a for a Harry Potter spinoff, and they don't involve the cast we're used to. 

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is open to a spinoff of the iconic movies and books. Although, he doesn't think he and Harry's friends should be the ones back on the screen. He spoke to TV Guide while on tour to promote his new show, and he said that an adaptation with some of the side characters would be a welcomed adaptation.

He thinks a new version should revolve around the Marauders.

The Marauders of the Harry Potter series are Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and Harry's father, James Potter. The three of them went to Hogwarts years before Harry and his friends and created the Marauders Map, later discovered by the younger generations. It's one of the biggest plot devices in the entire series.

Radcliffe thinks a new spin on the classic series will definitely happen in his lifetime.

There have been so many films and adaptions of the franchise over the years that it may seem as if Harry Potter is worn out. But wizarding history isn't tackled deeply like other aspects of the books. 

I definitely think there will be another version of it within my lifetime. It will be interesting to see. At the moment those films have sort of a sacred varnish on them, but that will be worn away at some point... I'm just intrigued to see when that happens.

But even he said that he's not sure what would be "gained" from another take on the series. 

Fans across the world can certainly think of a few different things that could be gained, though. We could have a whole different understanding of the wizarding world through the eyes of various characters. 

Maybe we could see the development of Severus Snape realizing the love of his life was falling for someone else. Maybe we could finally get a look at the history and establishment of the American wizarding school. The Tales of the Battle of the Bard? Three short films right there. These are just some ideas, but you can thank me later. 

Maybe Rupert Grint could even get behind a new adaptation. 

Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the movies, has been open about the fact that he just can't enjoy the Harry Potter movies. He doesn't watch any movie he's been in. “I think being in things ruins them for me,” he told Radio Times.

Considering the wild success of other HP franchise projects, such as the hit Cursed Child musical, a silver screen series isn't much of a reach.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been smashing musical theater records left and right. It became Broadway's highest-grossing play ever within its first three weeks of performances. 

There was also a consistently sold-out Harry Potter exhibit that just finished its run in New York City.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic was an exhibit at the New York Historical Society that ran for a few months. It detailed the real-life history of magic that inspired J.K. Rowling's world of witchcraft and wizardry.

And I can't forget the Fantastic Beasts films.

The first movie is somewhat controversial among fans, because it just doesn't seem to line up with the story lines of the original series of films.

Those movies definitely ruffled a few feathers.

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald has its own problems, too. It completely contradicted the plot of the first movie.

Nevertheless, they saw massive success thanks to Harry Potter's lifelong fans.

Both films took in tens of millions of dollars at the box office. According to Forbes, the first Fantastic Beasts movie took in $74.4 million while the second one took in $62.24 million domestically. 

So, really, is producing an HP TV show all that much of a risk? If it's what the people want ...


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