6 Major Harry Potter Book Scenes the Movies Overlooked (And We Need in the Show!)

6 Major Harry Potter Book Scenes the Movies Overlooked (And We Need in the Show!)
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Number 6 just has to be in it!

HBO's Harry Potter TV show promises to be more faithful to J.K. Rowling's original books. And with the chance to delve deeper into the source material, fans are hoping to finally see some of the scenes that never made it from the page to the screen.

Here are six that we really need to be included:

  1. Dumbledore's guilt over the death of his younger sister

The film series included very little about Dumbledore's past. It could even be argued that he was pretty one-dimensional in the films out of necessity. J.K. Rowling's original Dumbledore was haunted by demons in a way that didn't come across in the films – including family tragedies. This will be an interesting avenue for the TV show to explore.

  1. Hermione starts The Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W.)

Despite being a key aspect of Hermione's story in the Goblet of Fire book, this plotline didn't feature at all in the movie. It seems perfectly suited to a TV show and remains relevant to society as a whole so surely must be included.

  1. Hogwarts' poltergeist, Peeves, continually gets up to mischief

Peeves offers a great opportunity for the TV show to introduce a recurring character they can have some fun with and who isn't a main character in the films. With the new show seemingly having a darker tone than the movies, he can also provide some light relief.

  1. Harry, Ron, and Hermione discover Lockhart still hasn't got his memory back

In the book of the Order of the Phoenix, Harry, Ron and Hermione gain a fair amount of knowledge when they visit Mr Weasley in hospital. Not least of which is that the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor now lives there and still knows nothing of who he really is.

  1. Percy distances himself from the rest of the Weasley family

There is far more political intrigue in the books than the films could have done. Percy's rise through the ranks of the Ministry of Magic, while his family are openly opposed to it, could make for a very interesting plot in the series.

  1. Harry and Dumbledore enter the Pensieve and see memories from Tom Riddle's family

This scene is crucial to our understanding of Voldemort and has to be included in the series. It's another opportunity for the TV show to set itself apart from the films and earn its place within the franchise.

These are just a handful of the possibilities presented to HBO and its writers. And if they do indeed delve into these (and some others) then there's lots to look forward to.