You Can Now Bet On Who Will Play Harry Potter In The Proposed HBO Max Series

Move over GameStop–Costa Rica-based online sportsbook and casino Bovada is currently taking bets on who will play Harry Potter in the live-action TV series that is reportedly being discussed over at HBO Max. Bovada is taking bets on specific actors and also the hypothetical future actor’s age range.

As of this writing, the odds are looking most favorable for James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse) or Tom Hiddleston (Avengers: Infinity War), and also an actor between the ages of 30 and 40. The current dark-horse bets are a teenaged actor between the ages of 13 and 16, and also for Daniel Radcliffe himself to reprise the role. Given how early days the series is, literally anything can happen at this point–but it’s best to temper expectations as The Hollywood Reporter recently indicated that the series is, as of this writing, only being discussed in “early-stage exploratory meetings.”

Something the series–and Harry Potter fans alike–will have to contend with is the fact that author J.K. Rowling has since the series of books and films concluded proven to be a controversial figure. Rowling remains a powerful steward of her franchise, despite becoming polarizing with recurring comments about gender and identity.

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