The boy who lived inspired seven books and eight films. There’s another movie series in the works, about Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them author Newt Scamander. And just last month Neville Longbottom himself told us he’d jump at the chance of his own spin-off.
In fact, the expanded Potter universe is positively bursting with characters eager to head out the Gryffindor, and Slytherin to our homes and cinemas.
Here at RadioTimes.com towers (it looks a lot like Hogwarts in case you were wondering) we’ve been having a good think about it and have come up with a few Harry Potter film and TV spin-offs we’d love to see…
Longbottom (Neville Longbottom)
If Matthew Lewis wants a Neville spin-off we’ll give him a Neville spinoff.
Imagine if squeaky clean Neville Longbottom hadn’t stayed on the straight and narrow? What if the accident prone wizard had ended up living in a Hammersmith flat with his pal and partner in crime, Seamus Finnegan.
Longbottom would see Neville struggling to pick up the pieces of his failed Herbology teaching career, while getting up to all manner of slapstick antics with twisted Irish firestarter Seamus. This pair would need more Skelegrow to replace their broken bones than Hogwarts nurse Madame Pomfrey could shake a sorcerer’s stick at.
It’d make for Harry Potter sitcom heaven but you probably couldn’t air it until after eleven.
Witches (Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Luna Lovegood and Cho Chang)
Lena Dunham eat your heart out: these magical ladies could teach the cast of HBO’s hit comedy drama a thing or two about how to be a witch in the 21st-century.
Seven books and eight movies later we have NO idea what the girls of Harry Potter got up to behind the scenes so what better way to find out than with their very own one-hour comedy drama?
Following the lives of figurative high-flyer Hermione (who’s living in that unthinkable universe where JK Rowling didn’t give her and Ron that happily ever after) literal high-flyer Ginny (whose Quidditch career has really taken off), loveable eccentric Luna (who now makes millions working for a psychic hotline) and ‘It Girl’ in the know (aka party and potion mad) Cho.
Pomfrey’s Anatomy (Madam Pomfrey)
Would Glideroy Lockhart make a decent Dr McDreamy? He’ll have his work cut out for him on Pomfrey’s (pronounced Pom-fray’s for emphasis) Anatomy, a hard hitting medical drama about the Hogwarts infirmary’s finest.
Matron Poppy Pomfrey runs a tight ship and takes no lip from the students and teachers who pass through her ward, but what if her world was turned upside down by a wizard who could melt even the coldest of Lock-hearts? That’s precisely the predicament we find Poppy in when first we meet her in the hospital wing.
Can this magical pair find love? Or will the fast paced world of wizarding medical magic reveal what they’ve been hiding in their Chamber of Secrets?