Castium Revelio: Princess Diana, Sherlock Holmes, and Demogorgons

Welcome back to another edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News! Last time, we shared the release date for The Little Mermaid, as well as some exciting news for Stephen Fry. We’ve got a jam-packed edition for you this week, featuring four trailers, an Emmy nomination, and lots more! Castium Revelio



Harry Potter Cast and Crew

Let's kick off this week with the release date for Arcane, Netflix's new series based on League of LegendsKatie Leung (Cho Chang) has joined the voice cast as Caitlyn. She joins Hailee Steinfeld (Hawkeye), Ella Purnell (Army of the Dead), and Kevin Alejandro (Lucifer). The show is based on the hit video game series and created by the same studio, marking its first foray into TV. A trailer for the show was shown at Netflix's Tudum event this weekend, and posters were released recently too; you can check out the trailer below!



Speaking of Tudum, Netflix announced the return of Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) as Eudoria Holmes at the event. The sequel to 2020's Enola Holmes hasn't yet got a release date, but we do know that most of the original cast is returning. The first movie follows Enola (Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things) as she tries to find her missing mother. We're not sure about any plot details for the sequel, but we can say that David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) has joined the cast. 

Keeping with the theme of Millie Bobby Brown, Tudum also provided the stage for a sneak peek at the fourth season of Stranger ThingsJamie Campbell Bower (young Gellert Grindelwald) will make his debut in the Upside Down this season, although we're unsure about what character he will be playing. The trailer leaves us with more questions than we had to begin with; it opens with an unknown family getting out of a car and ends with a quick trip into the Upside Down. Check it out and see what you can decipher for yourself!



The last of our Tudum announcements is a trailer for The Sandman, Netflix's upcoming fantasy series based on Neil Gaiman's comic books of the same name. David Thewlis makes his second appearance of this edition, this time featuring in the show alongside the narrator of the UK audiobooks, Stephen Fry. We told you back in August that the show had finished filming, and although we don't have a release date yet, the arrival of this trailer leads us to speculate that we might be able to enjoy the entire series soon.



Aside from Tudum, this week also saw David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) on the International Emmy Awards nomination list. He's up for the Best Performance from an Actor award for his role as infamous serial killer Dennis Nilsen in ITV crime drama Des. The three-part series focuses on tracking down Nilsen's victims, as well as trying to pinpoint his motive for killing his 15 known victims. 

Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) recently shared his excitement about the first two episodes of sci-fi drama Foundation. He plays rugged spy Raych in the show, which is based on bestselling novels by Isaac Asimov. The Apple TV series follows a group of humans who are spread across different planets and must band together to preserve their culture and stop the galaxy from falling apart around them. 



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Next up, we've got a couple of new projects for producer David Heyman. His company recently purchased the rights to Jack Meggitt-Phillips's The Beast and the Bethany series. The books are about a 511-year-old man whose pet beast gives him beauty potions for every meal he's fed. When the beast asks for a child to eat, he tries to find the naughtiest child he can. He finds Bethany, who ends up being more than he can handle. We don't know any details about the films, but we'll keep you updated throughout the movie's creation.

The Beast and the Bethany isn't Heyman's only upcoming literary adventure. He's taking over the Colonnades and Parade Gardens in Bath, England, to finish filming Wonka, the long-awaited prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The city will be turned into a winter wonderland for the majority of next week. We can't wait to see how it turns out!

Our final trailer comes courtesy of Spencer, the upcoming film about the life of Princess Diana. Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) takes on the role of equerry Major Alistair Gregory. The film takes place at the Queen's Sandringham estate over a Christmas period, during which Diana decides to divorce Prince Charles. This film is expected to have a less realistic portrayal of this moment than others, but it should still be an enjoyable watch. Check out the trailer below!



Fantastic Beasts Cast and Crew

Claudia Kim (Nagini) may be involved in an upcoming mystery series, but at least we won't have to work out when it'll be hitting your screens; we now have a release date! Kim will be playing criminal profiler Yoo Jin in Chimaira, a show centered around an explosion that links back to a murder case from 1984. The show will premiere just in time for Halloween on October 30.

Kim might not be the only upcoming crime-buster. Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) might finally be saving the world from villains soon. We've been waiting for The Flash for a long time, and by the looks of it, filming is almost finished! The movie's producer Barbara Muschietti recently shared a photo on Instagram, with a caption stating that it's "so close we can taste it." Fingers crossed we get to see some action from the shoot soon!



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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast and Crew

Producer Sonia Friedman has bagged herself a new show focusing on the life of a star musician. The show is set to be based on Whitney Houston. We don't know much about the show yet, seeing as it does currently exist only as a concept. We'll let you know if the show does go ahead, and we'll keep you in the loop about any cast members.

That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Which of these trailers is your favorite, or are you more interested in one of the other projects mentioned? Let us know in the comments!


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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.