Black fans of Harry Potter are rejoicing after new casting news for the Potter play Harry Potter And The Cursed ChildFor years, fan art of Hermione Granger, originally played by Emma Watson, has depicted Granger as a young black girl.


And now they have their wish.

Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni is playing Hermione in the play production set 19 years after the events of Rowling’s seventh book in the series, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

People on social media have been joyous and celebrating the casting:

And even J.K. Rowling explained that she sees nothing wrong with it:

Here’s to the director of the play bringing some #BlackGirlMagic to Harry Potter!

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