Wands at the ready Potterheads, for we are just 6 days away from the first public preview (official release July 30th) of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — the upcoming Harry Potter play ( ) set 19 years after the end of the movies. And to make those 6 days drag even harder, another set of cast pictures have been released and, of course, they’re absolutely perfect.
Images of the Potter family, featuring our new Harry, Ginny and their son, Albus, came out and they definitely set the standard for things to come. Now we’re treated to an official look at all things Wesley. Brace yourself…
Introducing: The Weasley Family
Let’s take a closer look at the characters below, along with a hat tip of approval from J.K. Rowling herself.
Ron — played by Paul Thornley — in his lovely striped, knitted scarf and jumper combo. Perfect! Molly would be proud.
J.K. Rowling: “Ron in his forties isn’t very different from Ron in his teens, except that his feet hurt a bit more. Paul’s so funny and brilliant in the role.”
Hermione — played by Noma Dumezweni — looking smart, strong and like she suffers no fools, as a true Granger should look.
J.K. Rowling: “I saw Noma workshop the part and when John Tiffany told me he’d cast her, I was overjoyed. She gets Hermione inside out.”
Rose Granger-Weasley — played by Cherrelle Skeete — looks the perfect combination of cheeky (Ron) and all knowing (Hermione) as she begins her journey at Hogwarts.
J.K. Rowling: “Rose is like her mother, but more secure, more grounded. She was born to wizards and knows her place in the world. Cherrelle plays her perfectly: bossy but deeply loveable.”
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.”
As the play will open in London (for now), American fans can get involved by , which will be released for purchase on July 31. Plus, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit cinemas on November 18.