Castium Revelio: Trailers from Tudum

Welcome to this week’s edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News. After we saw footage from new projects featuring David Tennant and Mads Mikkelsen last week, we’re bringing you trailers from Netflix’s Tudum fan event and interviews with Bill Nighy and Samantha Morton. Castium Revelio!



Harry Potter Cast and Crew

Before all of that, however, we're starting off this week with exciting news for any fans of Gary Oldman's (Mad-Eye Moody) spy show Slow Horses. We told you that the show had been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 back in June, but now we have a release date for the show's second season. The first two episodes will debut on December 2 on Apple TV+, with episodes being released weekly after that. 

Speaking of release dates, we've got one from Tudum next. It was confirmed that next month we'll get to see Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. The drama's fifth season will premiere on November 9 with a whole new cast. This season was previously due to be the last, but the show's creator has stated that we will be getting a second season with Staunton as Her Majesty.

The Crown isn't the only project that Staunton has been working on. She's set to lead an upcoming revival of the classic musical Hello, Dolly!, which will debut at an unknown London West End theater in 2024. This version of the show was originally meant to start its run pre-pandemic at the Adelphi Theatre in August 2020.

Returning to Tudum, we've got a trailer to show you next that unites Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), and Cursed Child cowriter Jack Thorne. Enola Holmes 2  follows Millie Bobbie Brown (Stranger Things) as a young detective as she tries to open her own agency. Carter is set to return as Enola's mother, while Thewlis will join the sequel as a currently unnamed character. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!



Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) has been cast in Season 4 of HBO's crime anthology series True Detective, called True Detective: Night Country. The show follows a detective pairing while they try and locate a team of missing researchers, with Shaw set to play a survivalist who has a long list of secrets to hide. 

Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) also has a new project coming up. He's been cast alongside Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) in a festive new rom-com called This Christmas, which is about a couple who invite an entire London tube carriage to their Christmas party. Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) will also make an appearance in the film, which will be released on Sky Cinema in the UK and Epix in the US.

We've got an exciting possibility for Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) next. His leading role in Living has led some to believe that the film could be Oscar-worthy! When asked by Variety whether he'd thought much about the Oscar possibility, Nighy stated he "really [hasn't] heard anything about it" but that "if the film were honored in that way, it would be absolutely marvelous." Good luck to Nighy, and remember to check back to see if any nominations are announced.

Fantastic Beasts Cast and Crew

While there's a possibility Nighy will receive an award for Living, Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) will definitely be receiving one later this month. He'll be attending the Newport Beach Film Festival later this month, where his film The Good Nurse will be screened. While at the screening, he's set to receive the NBFF Icon Award. Congratulations to Redmayne!

We've got a Vogue interview with Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone) next. She's been speaking about her role in The Serpent Queen, describing how she first heard about the role through a make-up artist. She also spoke about her relationship with Liv Hill, who played the younger version of her character, and how they both work in similar ways. She then teased some future projects, including a film that she is writing and her own album.

Claudia Kim (Nagini) is also among the casting announcements this week. She's joined the cast of Gyeongseong Creature, a thriller about two young adults who must fight a terrifying creature in order to survive. Kim will play Maeda, the mistress of a powerful family who gets caught up in a string of disappearances. The Netflix show is set to premiere next year.

Cursed Child Cast and Crew

Last but not least is a new trailer for a true crime dramatization featuring Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) called The Watcher. The Netflix show is based on a true story from 2017 about a family who is stalked by an unknown perpetrator. It will premiere on October 13. Check out the trailer below if you can't wait that long.



That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News. Are you more excited about our magical Tudum announcements, or has something else caught your eye this week? Let us know in the comments below.


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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.