Matthew Lewis on Possibility of Reprising Neville for Harry Potter Series

By Chanak Maduranga

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Matthew Lewis on Possibility of Reprising Neville for Harry Potter Series
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Matthew Lewis is “not in any rush” to return to the Wizarding World amid the Harry Potter TV series currently in development.

The actor, who played Neville Longbottom throughout all eight Harry Potter films in the franchise, recently talked with People magazine about the idea of reprising his character for the Max reboot.

“The reason I got into this job in the first place was because I have a very short attention span,” Lewis explained during an event at the Harry Potter New York store. “I am very, very poor at maintaining anything for any length of time. I’ve had many, many hobbies and passions over the years. Not a single one do I still do. I fall madly in love with things and then almost immediately forget about them.”

However, if someone from the new Harry Potter show were to ask him to return, he said it wouldn’t be an automatic no.

“It’s not something I’m looking at or want to do but would not turn my nose up at,” Lewis added. “I’d be very interested to see if it was Neville as an adult — a whole different vibe. That could be interesting. I would certainly look at that and consider it.”

Warner Bros. Discovery previously said the Harry Potter reboot is intended to run over 10 years, with seasons based on all of the books by controversial author J.K. Rowling. The first season is set to debut on Max in 2026.

Lewis isn’t the only Harry Potter alum who isn’t looking to make an appearance in the reboot. Last year, Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe, told that he didn’t think it was time for his version of the Boy Who Lived to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

“My understanding is that they’re trying to very much start fresh, and I’m sure whoever is making them will want to make their own mark on it and probably not want to have to figure out how to get old Harry to cameo in this somewhere,” he said at the time. “So, I’m definitely not seeking it out in any way.”

Chanak Maduranga

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