Fans are desperate for Adam Driver to be cast as Snape in the upcoming Harry Potter TV show
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Harry Potter is getting a television reboot and that means a new batch of actors will be cast for the characters we know and love.
Even though Warner Bros. Discovery only confirmed the TV reboot on Thursday (April 13), people on social media are already duking it out over who should play who.
Sort of a dream casting moment, if you will.
One name that continues to crop up in online fan discussions is American actor Adam Driver.
It turns out people are keen on him to don the robes of Slytherin Professor Severus Snape.
Admittedly, Driver does bear a striking resemblance to Snape in the books and the late Alan Rickman, who took on the iconic antihero in the Warner Bros movies.
One Twitter user said: "Adam Driver has already booked Professor Snape's role in my mind.
here me out: Adam Driver as Snape and Jamie Campbell Bower as Voldemort pic.twitter.com/zXcDBKVjms— zotzy (@zotzy95) April 13, 2023
Adam Driver as Snape? I'm already ded.— Katie Merle (@MerleyKat) April 14, 2023
The person went on to add: ”His facial expression as annoying Snape is absolutely on point."
Another added: "Adam Driver as Snape? I'm already ded (sic)."
Then a third quipped: "Hear me out: Adam Driver as Snape and Jamie Campbell Bower as Voldemort."
While a fourth person probably needs to get with the times a little bit, calling for Rickman to return.
They said: "They should keep on Alan Rickman, He's fab."
That casting idea may be a bit of a hard pitch to studio executives considering Rickman actually died in 2016 after a fierce battle with cancer.
But Hollywood can be a magical place, so who knows.
They should keep on Alan Rickman, he's fab— Mis Volledig de Grap (@VolledigG) April 13, 2023
Either way, it will be hard for fans to say farewell to the portrayals of characters they already know.
Warner Bros. Discovery did attempt to allay audience fears via a press statement that vowed to keep the story 'authentic to the original books'.
Oh, and it'll take 10 years to make from start to finish, with an entire season based on each book of author J.K Rowling.
HBO and Max content CEO Casey Bloys hailed the opportunity to make a show in Rowling's incredible world.
"We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way.
"Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon and it is clear there is such an enduring love and thirst for the Wizarding World.
"In partnership with Warner Bros. Television and J.K. Rowling, this new Max Original series will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy for all of these years."