The Harry Potter universe is expanding, after actress Scarlett Hefner-Byrne (best known as Pansy Parkinson in the Warner Bros. movie franchise) has announced that she is currently pregnant with her first child.
Revealing the exciting news on Instagram, the actress wrote to her followers: “Cooper and I are delighted to share that we have a little one on the way. Our hearts are filled with gratitude and joy, and the two of us can’t wait to meet the newest little Hefner.”
Scarlett’s husband, Cooper Hefner (son of late Playboy mogul, Hugh Hefner), also confirmed the exciting news of their impending parenthood, saying: “Scarlett and I have been blessed with wonderful news we are ecstatic to share. This summer we will be welcoming a new member to the family. The two of us could not be happier as we wait for the arrival of our little one.”
As well as playing Pansy in the popular Harry Potter series, Scarlett also starred in a recurring role in The Vampire Diaries.
Back in 2018 some leaked footage of a supposedly-under-development new Harry Potter RPG surfaced online. Although Warner Bros. was quick to (try) and stop the leak, we all saw it and we’re all still waiting for an official announcement.
Thankfully we hopefully won’t have to wait too long, as Warner Bros. might be gearing up for a reveal.
The listing reads as follows: “Avalanche Software, a WB Games studio, seeks a Lighting Technical Artist to work closely with a talented group of artists and engineers on an exciting, soon to be announced AAA title.”
Of course, there’s no mentioned of Harry and the gang, but considering the leaks we’ve seen so far, it makes sense to be a HP game.
In case you need a refresher, October 2018 saw some leaked footage of what appeared to be an RPG set in the magical world of Harry Potter appear on Reddit. The video appeared to show off some gameplay and cinematics captured by someone claiming to be a game tester.
Though the leak remains unverified to this day, Warner Bros. quickly took action against the video, copyright claiming the footage. Really, that’s indicative of one thing and one thing only – that the footage was probably real.
The leak also included the following game description, stating: “Set in the 19th Century (1800’s) Wizarding World, this 3rd person open-world action RPG game centers around your character with unique abilities who has eared [sic] a late acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
“You are a newly arrived 5th year student to Hogwarts that demonstrates a latent gift for magic with a unique ability to track and identify remnants of a pottant [sic] ancient power.
“Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize In the Forbidden Forrest [sic] and trouble begins o [sic] brew within the castle walls.”
The leak remains unverified, but hopefully we’ll hear more on the project sooner rather than later!
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