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Daniel Radcliffe on returning for ‘Harry Potter’ TV series: ‘I definitely won’t be looking for it.’

Daniel Radcliffe isn’t eager to return to the wizarding world. In a recent interview, the actor said that he’s not “looking” for a cameo appearance in the upcoming TV show reboot of the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise.

First announced in April, the upcoming “Harry Potter” series for Warner Bros. Discovery streamer Max will adapt all seven books in JK Rowling’s popular children’s fantasy novel series. The series will be the second film adaptation of the famous books, after Warner Bros.’ original ‘Harry Potter’ film series, which brought Radcliffe international fame when she was just 11 years old.

In an interview with Comic Book.com published on Monday, Radcliffe said he understands the new adaptation will be their take and that he believes his presence will be a distraction from the new actor playing the title character.

“My understanding is that they’re trying to start over and I’m sure whoever is making them will want to make their mark and probably won’t want to have to figure out how to get old Harry to cameo in this somewhere,” said Radcliffe comic books. com in an interview published on Monday. “So I’m definitely not looking for it in any way. But I wish them, of course, all the luck in the world and I’m very excited to have passed that torch. But I don’t think he needs me to physically pass it.

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Since finishing his time as a wizard with the eighth and final ‘Harry Potter’ film in 2011, when he was 22, Radcliffe has largely shied away from franchises or blockbusters, in favor of comedic films like ‘Swiss Army Man, “The Lost City” and “Weird: the Al Yankovic Story” or stage roles.In recent years, he has also spoken out against Rowling’s controversial transphobic views, which the author has been speaking openly since 2020. Shortly after that Rowling made her views public, Radcliffe posted an open letter to the Trevor Project website expressing her support for the trans community.

“The reason I really felt like I needed to say something when I did is because, especially since I finished ‘Potter,’ I’ve met so many queer and trans kids and young people who had a tremendous amount of identification with Potter on that,” Radcliffe told IndieWire during an interview last year. “And so seeing them hurt that day I thought, I wanted them to know that not everyone in the franchise felt like that. And that was really important.

Currently, Radcliffe stars in the fourth and final season of “Miracle Workers,” a comedy anthology series created by Simon Rich. The fourth season, which also stars Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, Jon Bass and Steve Buscemi, will premiere July 10 on TBS. This fall, the actor will also appear on Broadway in a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Merrily We Roll Along,” opposite Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez.