Matthew Lewis Joins the Cast of “Avoidance”

Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, will be featured in the cast of the BBC’s comedy-drama series Avoidance for the show’s second season.

Avoidance first aired last year, and its success led to a second season, which was announced back in May. The show follows a man whose struggles with confrontation lead him to run away with his son after his wife tells him that she’s planning to leave him. The first season centered around their messy break-up and rebuilding relationships after the major changes in the family dynamics, while the second season is set to focus more on “falling in love, messy reconciliation and a baby,” according to producers CPL and Ranga Bee.

Matthew is one of twelve new cast members that were announced earlier this month. The others include comedians Aisling Bea and Michael Spicer, Jessica Ransom (Horrible Histories), Louise Ford (The Windsors), and Olive Tennant (Belfast). None of the new actors, including Matthew, have been publicly given character names yet, and we don’t know how any of them will fit into the story so far.

The first season cast has also announced their return, with comedians Romesh Ranganathan and Jessica Knappett starring as Jonathan and Claire alongside Kieran Logendra, Lisa McGrillis, and Mandeep Dhillon. We don’t yet have a release date for the second season of Avoidance, but the first is still available on the BBC iPlayer for those wanting to catch up before watching Matthew’s performance, or you can stick to just watching the first season’s trailer below.



While this may be an upcoming project for Matthew, he’s been busy with other projects too. He recently helped raise money for Andy’s Man Club, a charity that focuses on men’s mental health and suicide prevention through support groups, by walking a route dedicated to one of his favorite football players as a child.

Has this announcement drawn you into watching Season 2 of Avoidance, or were you planning on it anyway?

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.