Jessica Williams Cast in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts Sequel

J.K. Rowling and Jessica Williams (@Msjwilly via Instagram screenshot)

First black Hermione, and now this.


Jessica Williams, the darling funny girl of the 2 Dope Queens podcast and former Daily Show correspondent, will be cast in the sequel to the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

And like the real fan of H.P. that she is, Williams geeked out on social media about her yet-unspecified role.

“I am so excited to tell you that Im going to be in Fantastic Beasts,” she wrote in all caps. “I am screaming. If anyone would have told 9 year old me that I would someday play a character that exists in the wizarding world, I would have not believed it. I’m so thrilled. Thank you Jo.”


HuffPost reports that the new film will feature the character of Nicholas Flamel, creator of the Sorcerer’s Stone from the very first Potter book; in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, he will be played by Chilean actor Brontis Jodorowsky.

Again, as noted on social media, Williams met Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling in July, and by August, they were sharing a birthday dinner.


Although this die-hard H.P. fan didn’t love the first Beasts, we’re sure the second one will be that much sweeter with Ms. J-Willy in the Wizarding World.

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Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.