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The Hermione of “Cursed Child” Is a Woman of Color – and That’s Amazing

“Harry Potter” fans have a lot of feelings about the upcoming play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, which premieres this summer on London’s West End and will be told in two consecutive installments. Many feel that the limited availability of the play – only fans in the UK or wealthy enough to travel there will be able to see it when it premieres – is a detriment, but that hasn’t stopped the show from selling a TON of tickets.

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In support of a Newt of color: Diversity in the wizarding world

Who will play Newton Scamander? The most recent rumors suggest that “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith is Warner Bros’ top pick for the role. Plenty of “Harry Potter” fan sites—MuggleNet included—have speculated on the young actor who would end up taking the role of the wizard zoologist living in New York in the 1920s. One common thread? Nearly all of the proposed potential actors have been white.