It's a good week to be a Potter fan!
Following the release earlier this week of images of the Potter and Granger-Weasley families from the upcoming play Harry Potter and the Curse Child, even more character images have now been posted for our viewing pleasure! However, unlike the previous two families, there's a touch of villainy in the next set, as we're introduced to the Malfoy family.
The upcoming play (sorry, it's definitely not a new movie), which is set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is preparing for a July 30 debut, though the first public preview is in just five days. Take a look at the images below to get your first look at a mid-30s Draco Malfoy and his son Scorpius, as well as to see what J.K. Rowling had to say about the characters:
Scorpius Malfoy (Anthony Boyle) looks absolutely perfect in his robes and white-blond hair. I can't wait to hear how he interacts with the next generation of Potters. Has the rivalry settled down since the events of Deathly Hallows, or will Scorpius be a chip off the old block?
J.K. Rowling: "I've got a feeling Scorpius is going to do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men."
Wow. Draco (Alex Price) looks perfect. His long locks are reminiscent of his father's from the Harry Potter films, and Price has definitely nailed Draco's piercing stare.
The Malfoy Men
What a pair! The grown-up Draco looks exactly how I imagined him to be, and Scorpius is sure to be a very intriguing character. He doesn't look quite as menacing as his father, so perhaps he'll prove more of an ally for Albus Potter than an enemy.
J.K. Rowling: “I love Draco and Scorpius — they actually look related!”
First public preview is in five days!
Sadly, there are no images of Draco's wife Astoria Greengrass, though that's not to say she won't appear in the play, which has 42 actors involved!
Read the official synopsis for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child below:
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
And if you're a Harry Potter fan who is unable to attend the play performances in London, never fear because the script will be released for purchase on July 31, not to mention that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit cinemas on November 18.
Are you excited for all the upcoming Harry Potter productions?