Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will play Harry, Hermione and Ron respectively in a new play based on the Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter fans got a treat Sunday when the cast was announced for the upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. A photo was released of who would play Harry, Hermione and Ron. 


If you're not a follower of the Potter movies, you might not realize that Hermione Granger, who will be played by Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni, was originally played by Emma Watson in the movies. Needless to say, some people felt some type of way about this.



But, of course, there were also those who thought it was the greatest thing to ever happen, and they were quick to shut down any naysayers.


Some wondered what Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling thought about the casting—and she's all for it:


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is being called "the eighth story 19 years later." It's set 19 years after the seventh book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


According to a press release about the play, Cursed Child will focus on Harry as an "overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children."

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