Mad Men and the Harry Potter films are worlds apart: One is about a handsome magician who is good with his wand; the others are about Harry Potter. Now the lead actors from each are coming together in a miniseries that might just blow your mind.
British company Sky Arts has confirmed that Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe will both appear in A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a four-part dramedy based on semi-autobiographical short stories by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. Both actors will play the titular doctor at different ages, and the two will share the screen when Hamm’s character “has a series of bleakly comic exchanges” with the persona played by Radcliffe.
Both Potter and Draper — that is, Radcliffe and Hamm — waxed rhapsodic about the project in Sky Arts’ release. “I have been an obsessive Bulgakov reader for a couple of years now, so when the opportunity to become involved in this project came up, I could barely contain my excitement,” the younger star said in a statement. Hamm echoed his costar’s words, expressing his “great enthusiasm for bringing something original, dark, funny and moving to light. Also, I have been watching Bridget Jones’s Diary on infinite loop, and I think I’ve finally got this accent thing sorted…”
That’s right: Not only are Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe both in this miniseries, but Jon Hamm will be speaking in a British accent. Let’s pause and let that sink in.
Are you as excited to watch Radcliffe and Hamm in A Young Doctor as I am? Do you think the Potter star will be able to capture Hamm’s smolder? And does Radcliffe & Hamm sound like a TNT drama to anyone else?