Daniel Radcliffe was recently announced as part of Andy Samberg's new Comedy Central series, Digman!, alongside Edgar Wright and Maya Rudolph.
Daniel Radcliffe’s career post-Harry Potter has now been longer than his time as the Boy Wizard. After spending 11 years bringing the world famous character to life, Radcliffe has since taken on projects ranging from playing a farting corpse in Swiss Army Man to corrupt business men in Now You See Me 2 and Lost City. Now, according a report from Collider, the award-winning face of one of the largest franchises in history has signed on for a new project, Andy Samberg’s animated series Digman!.
Andy Samberg‘s parody of Indiana Jones is an adult-animation series on cable tv joining South Park on Wednesday nights. Daniel Radcliffe is one of the recent group of celebrities announced as lending their voices, including Maya Rudolph, and Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright. What characters any of the latest members of the cast will be voicing are currently unknown but the cast is both very large and very impressive.
The rest of the cast announced alongside Daniel Radcliffe includes Jane Lynch, Kyle Mooney, Cole Escola, Lauren Lapkus, Paul Rust, Joe Lo Truglio, Marc Evan Jackson, Harvey Guillén, Claudia O’Doherty, Kerri Kenney. Clancy Brown, Rachel Kaly, Andy Daly, Lennon Parham, Carl Tart, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. That’s not even everyone as previously announced members of the cast include Mitra Jouhari, Tim Robinson, Dale Soules, Guz Khan, and Tim Meadows. Andy Samberg’s Brooklyn 99 co-star Melissa Fumero also provides her voice to the series.
Digman! is just one of Comedy Central’s upcoming animation block which includes two revivals of classic shows. First up is Everybody Still Hates Chris, a sequel series to the UPN sitcom about Chris Rock’s childhood starring Tyler James Williams and Terry Crews. Second is a spin-off of the MTV classic Daria, called Jodie, following Daria’s high-school classmate as a tech-professional.
To his credit, Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t revisited his most famous role since ending Harry’s story with Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011. Sometimes it feels like Hollywood has run out of original ideas, and even Digman! is just making fun of a much bigger property, but Radcliffe is continually challenging himself. Even his most recent live-action series, now in its fourth season, has continually changed the setting, cast, and plot each season.
Miracle Workers has aired for three seasons, with a fourth upcoming that takes place in a Mad Max dystopia, and each has starred Danielle Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi in increasingly strange roles. Season one had Radcliffe as an angel in charge of minor miracles while Buscemi was a bored God anxious to destroy the world and start over. Season two was in the Dark Ages, with the stars embodying Prince Chauncley the Pretty Cool and Eddie Murphy Shitshoveler respectively.
This is to say that being part of an Andy Samberg comedy alongside Edgar Wright is in line for Daniel Radcliffe’s very strange, yet very successful acting career. Digman! premieres March 22nd on Comedy Central after South Park. Other than the new cartoon, Radcliffe appears to have a clear slate for 2023 with two films, We Do Not Forget and Miss Sarajevo, set to enter pre-production in the upcoming months.