On Monday, Pottermore.com announced the cast of the upcoming Harry Potter play, "Cursed Child," and Hermione Granger, the wizarding world's most overachieving witch, will be portrayed by a black actress Noma Dumezweni. Actors Jamie Parker and Paul Thornley will play Harry and Ron, respectively.
Though author J.K. Rowling didn't dispute the universally known white Hermione during the creation of the book covers or casting of the movies, she took to Twitter to defend the decision: "Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione."
"Cursed Child" is based on an original story written by Rowling, and will debut on the London stage in June 2016.
Still high from NBC's stunning production of "The Wiz Live!" and the staggering "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opening, Black Twitter eased on down Diagon Alley, and re-cast the entire series with black actors using the #BlackHarryPotter hashtag.
The results are brilliant enough to pray for a race-bent production in the future.
It all begins with two young lovers...