Rupert Grint would love to see the Harry Potter franchise turned into a TV show
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Rupert Grint has given his seal of approval for the Harry Potter franchise to be turned into a TV series.
Grint, who starred in the film franchise as Potter's ginger-tinged affable pal Ron Weasley, sat down with GQ to chat about all things before and after Potter.
The 34-year-old actor confessed he would be thrilled to see the character that made him into a household name on the small screen.
"I think it would really work. I’m sure the films will get remade, anyway."
But the man behind everyone's favourite Wesley sibling confessed it would be tough to finally let the character go.
"I think there’d be a feeling of passing the baton, letting someone else play Ron,” he said.
"It’s weird because I’m protective over him, I could relate to him so much, and then I was picked to bring him to life.
He added: "That’s hard to let go.
"But it would be nice to, as well."
And he might not have to wait too long.
Back in November, HBO Max Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey told Variety they are eager to develop a TV show set in Potter's wizarding world.
Aubrey shared that HBO is 'very much in the business of creating new content' for Harry Potter fans and the studio is already 'thinking of what to do next'.
"There’s nothing like a Harry Potter fan, in terms of their endless appetite for storytelling and new ways of interacting with these characters," she said.
"So whether it’s the reunion or live events or games, we’re very much in the business of creating new content for those fans and thinking what to do next.
She added: "We don’t have a series in active development right now.
"But we are very much in that business, because fans are just clamouring for more storytelling.”
As well as HBO, Warner Bros is also calling for more Potter.
CEO David Zaslav suggested the studio has the potential to 'do something with JK [Rowling] on Harry Potter going forward'.
So, will Grint finally have to kiss Ron Weasley goodbye and hand over the baton once and for all?
Well, it looks like that day could be on its way.
But, with a new movie on the way (M Night Shyamalan's Knock at the Cabin), a string of other credits under his belt, and a wife and baby, we do wonder if Grint will actually mind all that much that his days are numbered.