02 Jun 2016 9:32 AM +00:00 UTC

The Malfoys Make Their Debut for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

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The Potters and the Granger-Weasleys have made their debuts, and now it's the Malfoys turn.

Earlier this week, Pottermore released a first look at the first two families to star in the forthcoming stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is the eighth story in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Now, the final family have been unveiled Draco Malfoy and his son, Scorpius.


Even after 19 years following the events of The Deathly Hallows, it appears that Draco is as menacing and calculating as ever. However, his son Scorpius doesn't seem to have inherited his villainous traits. The child appears scared and quite cautious, though possibly only for his own father, just like Malfoy was of his own dad, Lucius. There's someone missing though, Draco's wife, Astoria Greengrass. This could mean that the character only has a minor role in the story, or they're separated, or probably deceased.

Draco is played by Alex Price, while Scorpius by Anthony Boyle.

Take a look:

Image Credit: Pottermore

Image Credit: Pottermore

As usual, Rowling commented on the look of the characters. The author said of Draco:

I love Draco and Scorpius – they actually look related!… I've got a feeling Scorpius is going to do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men.

I agree. It seems Scorpius is more of Snape's personality.

Play Synopsis:

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The actors have also commented on their roles. Check them out here.

Previews for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin on June 7, while the London debut is set for July 30.

If you want a piece of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, books Parts I & II will be released on July 31, which also happens to be Harry's birthday.


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