Castium Revelio: Teasers, Teasers, Teasers

Welcome back to another edition of Casting News, where we have more magical updates for you on the projects that the alumni of the Harry Potter film series and beyond have in store. Castium Revelio!

We have a shorter update for you this week, but it’s no less exciting than usual. First up is Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) and the upcoming five-part television series This England, in which he stars as British prime minister Boris Johnson. Deadline reports that the series, which will air on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom, has been sold to 88 territories by its distributor, Fremantle.

Michael Winterbottom’s highly-anticipated series, which profiles the early days of the COVID pandemic under Johnson’s premiership, has been picked up by Movistar+ (Spain), Viaplay (Nordics and Baltics, Poland and the Netherlands), Cosmote (Greece), OSN TV and OSN+ (MENA), M-Net (South Africa), BBC First (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand), amongst others.

It has not been announced who will have the rights to This England for the United States market.

Additionally, Sky has released the first teaser for This England, coming to Sky Atlantic on September 21.



Le Pupille, produced by Alfonso Cuarón (director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), will be included in the Short Cuts lineup at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year, according to Dateline.

The short film is described as “a holiday tale set in Italy during WWII, which was directed by Alice Rohrwacher, stars Alba Rohrwacher and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and was co-produced by Alfonso Cuarón.”

Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2) has two projects on which we can report this week. The first is a new campaign for financial services company Permanent TSB, for which Hinds provides the voiceover.

The second is a first look at the upcoming Western The English. While we don’t have a glimpse of Hinds’s character yet, The English will air on BBC Two this November.

Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) can be seen in the teaser for Living, and Collider reports that the film will be released on December 23.



Jeff Rawle (Amos Diggory) has been cast as a guest actor in an undisclosed role for the upcoming eighth season of Grantchester, per Digital Spy. The show airs on ITV in the UK and Masterpiece PBS in the US.

Deadline has reported that Colin Farrell (Percival Graves) is officially set to star in the Apple TV+ series Sugar, and actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste will star opposite him. Further details about the plot of the series are unknown at this time, but Deadline hints that it will be “an L.A.-set contemporary take on the private detective story.”

Last but not least, we have an update on another project featuring multiple Wizarding World alumni. Netflix has given Entertainment Weekly a first look at Enola Holmes 2. The film was written by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne and also stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and David Thewlis (Remus Lupin).



Enola Holmes 2 will be released on Netflix on November 4.

That’s all we have for this edition of Casting News. Which piece of news has you most excited this week? Let us know in the comments below!


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Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.