Castium Revelio: 2021 Emmy Nominations

Welcome to this week’s Casting News! Last week, we told you about the return of some legendary British characters, but this week we have clips from brand new projects featuring Jessie Cave and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. Let’s jump straight into it! Castium Revelio



Harry Potter Cast and Crew

To kick off this week, we have a trailer for Season 2 of Netflix's The WitcherAnna Schaffer (Romilda Vane) plays sorceress Triss Merigold in the series, which is set in a medieval-inspired land and is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series of the same name. The first season of the show was released in 2019, and the second season is set to be released this December. Check out the trailer below!



We've got some sad news for fans of Netflix's Cursed. The show, which features Peter Mullan (Yaxley) as Father Carden, hasn't been renewed for a second season. The first season was released last July. The show was quietly canceled, according to a report from Deadline, and all the show's stars, including Mullan, have been released to pursue other opportunities.

Next up, we have a clip from Love Island narrator Iain Stirling's upcoming semi-autobiographical comedy series, Buffering, which tells the story of a group of friends as they work through their 20s. Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) stars in the show as one of Stirling's friends and roommates. You can watch the short clip now!



Hero Fiennes Tiffin (11-year-old Tom Riddle) will reprise his starring role as Hardin Scott in the latest installment of the After series, After We Fell. The film will be released in September and serves as the third chapter of the movie series. It will continue to follow the lives of Hardin and his girlfriend, Tessa, through the changes in their family lives as they begin to doubt everything they know. The first trailer of the film has been released recently, and here it is!



Next up, we have exciting news for several Wizarding World alum. Nominations for this year's Emmys have been announcedThe Crown has the joint highest number of nominations, including Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) for her role as Princess Margret. Bonham Carter does have competition from her costars though, with both Gillian Anderson and Emerald Fennell being nominated for their roles as Margret Thatcher and Camilla Parker-Bowles, respectively.

The show does have strong competition in all of its categories, however. The Mandalorian, which features Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) as Xi'an, has the same number of nominations as The Crown, and the two shows will compete against each other in several different categories. It has nominations for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, Outstanding Stunt Coordination, and many more.

There's also competition from Netflix's BridgertonFreddie Stroma (Cormac McLaggen) plays Prince Friedrich in the drama, which has also received nominations for Best Drama Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling, alongside The Crown and The Mandalorian

Rupert Grint's (Ron Weasley) show Servant received one nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour). 

Gangs of London, a Sky crime drama featuring David Bradley (Filch), has also been nominated for one award: Outstanding Stunt Performance. 

The final Harry Potter actor to be featured in an Emmy-nominated show is Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley). The Queen's Gambit, in which Melling plays Harry Beltik, has been nominated for several awards, though because it is a limited series, it rarely comes up against the other nominations we've mentioned. It received nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, and Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, as well as many others.   

Fantastic Beasts Cast and Crew

Continuing with the Emmy nominations, Wunmi Musaku's (Beryl) series Lovecraft Country has also been nominated for lots of awards, including Outstanding Main Title Design – an award it will compete against The Queen's Gambit for – and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. The show will also compete against The Crown, Bridgerton, and The Mandalorian for the Best Drama Series award and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.

Finally, we have reports of a new role for Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander). He is supposedly set to play Christopher Wylie, a Canadian information consultant, in a film about the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. It will tell the true story of what happened when Wylie released documents to the British newspaper The Guardian about the firm's unapproved possession of private, personal information. We'll keep you updated when any more information is released!

That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Check back here for news on Eddie Redmayne’s possible new role, updates on Jessie Cave’s latest role, and any possible Emmy winners among the Wizarding World actors who were nominated!


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Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.