Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Releases First Look Photos At The Potters

Credit: JK Rowling
Credit: JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildĀ will bring Potter fans what they want: another Harry Potter story. What more could we want then to see the characters that we love come alive again?

In this two-part stage production that will premiere on July 30th, fans will see what happens after Harry’s happily ever after.

Today, however, people can really get excited. First look cast portraits have been released focusing on Harry, Ginny, and Albus Severus Potter.

It’s amazing to see Jamie Parker don the glasses, scar, and messy hair as Harry. I admit that I got a bit teary-eyed when I saw the photos. Poppy Miller looks like a very sensible Ginny who has settled in middle age while Sam Clemmett does look good as Albus. I like how awkward he looks as he twists his hands through his robes. It just feels correct given the context of the character feeling the burden of his family’s legacy weigh on him.

Also how do you guys like the newly designed Hogwarts robes? It makes sense that they would change as it has been 19 years in story since the events of the books.

I do admit to being a little bummed that we don’t have a James Sirius or Lily Luna Potter in these family portraits. I would have loved a more complete picture.

Check out the photos below.

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Here’s the synopsis for those who need a refresher.

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.

Welp. I’m going to make sure my copy of the script is pre-ordered since I’m in the US.

Bec Heim