What? Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis
Who? Starring: Created by Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael and written by Jessica Jenks and L. Olive Henandez. Ashley Romans, Tamara French, Sinead Persuad, Stephanie Ezekiel, Nicholas D. Johnson, DJ Ester, Chase Maser and Robert Dowdy.
Why Should I Watch? Who the hell wouldn't want a web series following Hermione Granger?! This modern-day story of Hermione (Romans) follows her life as a 25-year-old after she realizes she no longer wants to be Hogwarts sweetheart, Ron Weasley. Not only that but she decides she doesn't want to stay in the UK or grow up to be Minister of Magic.
On a whim, she quickly apparates to LA to reunite with her Muggle cousin, LaQuita Granger (French), former Hogwarts roomie Parvati Patil (Persuad) and the boy she once socked in the face, Draco Malfoy (Johnson). Along the way she befriends a fairly lively and diverse group of friends while she figures out the ins and outs of leaving the only world she knew behind.
When I first came across the trailer I was what the kids are calling these days, shookth (did I use that right?). Not only do we have a modern day telling of Hermione (the true star of Harry Potter, let's be real), but we get diversity. Yes, that thing that lacks in mainstream entertainment, say it with me now folks, diversity. Now, normally, I'm very skeptical about any sort of Harry Potter remake but creator, Yisrael, does a stellar job at weaving in the important moments and details from the original Harry Potter series, all while putting her own natural twist on things.
Where Can I Watch? The series currently has 5 episodes available via Sunshine Moxie's YouTube channel, with new episodes on the horizon! Be sure to keep up with the series via their social media channels and join in on their regularly-hosted #HashingOutHermione, in with the series' cast/crew hang out and talk everything Hermione!