Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Unveils First Look At Ron, Hermione, And Rose Granger-Weasley
We’ve met Harry, Ginny, and their son Albus Severus Potter, and now it’s time to check in on Harry’s childhood best friends Ron and Hermione. The London production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child has unveiled the first look at the Granger-Weasley family, including the couple’s young daughter, Rose.
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The character portraits, which debuted on Pottermore, reveal Harry’s two best friends Ron Weasley (Paul Thornley)—wearing a jumper, as per usual—and Hermione Granger (Noma Dumezweni) all grown up and in full costume with their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley (Cherrelle Skeete), who’s sporting her new Hogwarts robes. (Is that Hufflepuff yellow we see?)
Cursed Child, the official eighth instalment of the Harry Potter series, takes place 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts and kicks off at the start of Rosie’s first year at Hogwarts. “Rose is ambitious, obviously her mum is Hermione so she’s got a lot to live up to,” Skeete told Pottermore. “I think they’re quite similar in the fact they put a lot of pressure on themselves. And she just wants to do the right thing.”
Author J.K. Rowling added that, like her mother, Rosie is “bossy but deeply lovable.”
Plot details are sparse at the moment — previews on London’s West End open in less than a week — so it’s hard to tell whether Rose Granger-Weasley and Albus Severus Potter, Harry and Ginny’s young son, get along as well as their parents. On one hand, it’s safe to assume that Rose and Albus grew up together, but on the other, when you step on the Hogwarts Express, everything changes. With Albus struggling with “the weight of a family legacy he never wanted” in Cursed Child, it’s possible he might be a bit of a loner… or a Slytherin.
Joining Rosie and Albus as first years at Hogwarts is Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy, the son of Draco and Astoria Malfoy (née Greengrass). Will Rosie, Albus, and Scorpius be the franchise’s new trio in Cursed Child? Only time will tell.
So, uh, does anybody have a Time-Turner we can borrow?