David Thewlis & Warwick Davis casting news; first clip of Evanna Lynch in ‘Sinbad’

Lots of casting news in the post Potter world today!

First up we have David Thewlis, who played the beloved professor Remus Lupin, who has joined an already very impressive cast for the much anticipated sequel, Red 2. He has been cast as a character called “The Frog” who, according to the Hollywood Reporter, is “an information dealer who got his name by poisoning the water supply at the Kremlin using a poisonous Amazonian frog.” Red 2 is set to be released in August 2013.

Next up we have fan favorite Warwick Davis who is set to join An Idiot Abroad – Short Way Round, a documentary series about a man with absolutely no interest in travel. Warwick will join the host, Karl Plinkington, for a 5000 mile journey through Europe, India, and China. It features Warwick’s Life’s Too Short castmate Ricky Gervais and can be seen on Sky 1 this November in the UK.

Last, but certainly not least, the first clip of Evanna Lynch in the Sky 1 series Sinbad has made it’s debut online. Evanna has a guest spot on the series finale, which airs September 23 in the UK. She plays “Alehna, Taryn’s daughter, who Sinbad and the crew meet in the season finale.” Other stars of the show include Potter alums Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) and George Harris (Kingsley Shackelbolt). Sinbad will make it’s American television debut in April 2013.

A big thank you to SnitchSeeker for the video clip, which can be viewed here!

Kat Miller

I am a 30-something Ravenclaw/Slytherin from Massachusetts. I've been lucky in life and can attribute a lot of that to Harry Potter. Without it, I wouldn't have at least 80% of the things that I do today, including my job & closest friends. I truly despise Sirius Black.