Radcliffe Refresh: Keeping Up with Daniel
It’s been well over a decade since Daniel Radcliffe cast his final spell as the boy who lived. Today, between his booming professional career and thrilling personal developments, we’d say the Harry Potter alumnus is just as magical and, undoubtedly, truly living.
Take Miracle Workers, for example. The TBS comic anthology is currently in its fourth season, End Times. This time around, we see Radcliffe and his costar, Geraldine Viswanathan, portray a former road warrior and warlord, respectively, as they take on the challenge of settling down in a postapocalyptic version of suburbia. The oddball hilarity that results is enjoyable, as Radcliffe acknowledged in a recent interview with Awards Radar. He particularly approved of the fast-tracking of his on-screen relationship with Viswanathan’s character, an aspect of the plot that had been more drawn out in previous seasons.
It allows us so much more time. Robert, one of the show creators of the series, Robert Padnick and Dan Mirk, Robert really wanted this series to be about settling down in your thirties, set against the backdrop of a dystopian future. It was nice to just be together from the start and you’re just joining them a few years into their relationship, and it opens up different stuff to be making jokes about.
Season 4 debuted on July 10, and episodes are dropping weekly on TBS.
The actor won’t be spending all his time on the small screen, however, because he’s also answered the call of the stage. Merrily We Roll Along, a Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1981 musical production, is set to open Tuesday, September 19, at the Hudson Theatre. Radcliffe will star alongside other big names, such as Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, and explore themes of friendship and how relationships change over time.
While the original close date for the show was January 21, 2024, popular demand has necessitated an extension. Fans will now have until March 24, 2024, to see Radcliffe in his Broadway role.
We heard you. New seats just released! Tickets now available through March 24, 2024. pic.twitter.com/844RiSZOKv
— Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway (@MerrilyOnBway) July 10, 2023
And let’s not forget that the multitalented star has taken on a far more personal role as well with the birth of his first son back in April. Radcliffe (may we venture Dadcliffe?) told Extra that fatherhood is going well. The newborn has been smiling and giggling, a welcome change from the initial crying phase.
It’s been a crazy few months, as anyone who’s been through parenthood would attest. But it’s also the literal best thing that’s ever happened, so it’s great. I feel very lucky to be able to have this time with him. It’s awesome.
“Awesome” certainly sums up the actor’s recent endeavors. We can’t wait to see what Daniel Radcliffe does next.