Let me tell you, when the Harry Potter series ended, I was missing Maggie Smith. Sure, I missed the other cast members, too, but there's something about this particular former headmistress that makes me smile.
So I moved on to watching Dowton Abbey, which, while fun, did not inspire magical wonder.
Sorry, Lord Grantham.
As we previously reported, Portkey Games released a new Harry Potter mobile game. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery allows phone users to make their own avatar and attend classes at the illustrius school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
And the voice cast is amazing.
Just when I thought Maggie Smith had apparated out of my magical world forever, she confirmed that she would be joining the voice cast of the mobile game alongside actresses Sally Mortemore (Madame Irma Pince), Gemma Jones (Madame Pomfrey), Zoe Wanamaker (Madame Hooch), and others.
According to Hypable, Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) and Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) have already "recorded their dialogue for the game."
“If I could attend Hogwarts as a student, I would be most excited to attend the potions class taught by Severus because it is the most exotic,” said Dame Maggie Smith in a press release.
Jam City CEO Chris DeWolfe claims that "by including these iconic and incredibly talented actors" in their game, users will be made to "really feel for the first time like they're attending Hogwarts." The game as a whole is meant to enrich the Hogwarts experience we fans have already caught glimpses of with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, movies, books, and various other games.
This game, though, is on a whole new level, and will bring users "one step closer to truly" living the real Hogwarts experience.
While we do get to hear Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, users will be taken back to Hogwarts in the 1980s. So while we won't get to hang put with the Golden Trio, we will get to interact with the Marauders throughout our seven years of magical education.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set to arrive via electronic owl on our mobiel devices Wednesday, April 25, 2018.