Andrew Lincoln is joining the Harry Potter family.
The Walking Dead actor has been tapped by Audible and Pottermore to narrate the new Hogwarts Library audiobook Quidditch Through the Ages, EW has learned exclusively. Written by J.K. Rowling (as Kennilworthy Whisp) and featuring commentary from such characters as Ginny Potter and Rita Skeeter, it will be available for purchase March 15, and can be pre-ordered here.
First published in 2001 and available for the first time as a digital audiobook, Quidditch Through the Ages charts the magical game’s history, from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the most common fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, QTTA is a sporting bible for Harry Potter fans and lovers of the game.
“The Wizarding World is one that I always wanted to get the chance to step into,” Lincoln said in a statement. “What makes this project so special, is not only that it allowed me opportunities to create something my kids love and enjoy, but it also supports great causes, like Comic Relief and Lumos.”
“We are thrilled to offer Audible listeners a brilliant performance of yet another essential component of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and bring this richly imagined universe to life through Lincoln’s narration and the highly detailed sound design,” Audible EVP and publisher Beth Anderson added.
Pottermore will make a portion of the proceeds from the audiobook available to Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling’s own international charity Lumos, which focuses on the world’s most vulnerable children and young people.