For those of us who lived for J.K. Rowling’s magical Wizarding World, we recognize Harry Potter’s BFF Hermoine Granger as the blueprint for having all your ish together — but that’s not necessarily realistic.
Avid Harry Potter fan Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael decided that she wanted to see how Heromine figured things out in her twenties instead of just settling for Ron Weasley and a job at the Ministry of Magic. As an ode to 20-somethings and the brightest witch of her age, Yisrael created Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis (HGQLC).
HGQLC opens with a melancholy Hermione who is reeling from the fallout and boredom that has come with making all of the “right” decisions in her life. In the midst of her “perfect” existence, 25-year old Hermione doesn’t know who she is. With a drink in one hand and a wand in the other, she’s desperate to figure out what the f*ck she’s doing.
The web series follows Hermione (Ashley Romans) who leaves London for Los Angeles after quitting her job and leaving Ron in the dust (even Rowling said that relationship would have never worked). In LA, Hermione reunites with her old Hogwarts roommate Parvati Patil (Sinead Persaud). She also encounters her old nemesis Draco Malfoy (Nicholas D. Johnson) who, if we’re being honest, always had a thing for the Gryffindor prefect.
Yisrael, who also serves as showrunner on the series, made sure to remix things with some new characters including Hermione’s Muggle cousin LaQuita Granger (Tamara French), Quidditch star Kang Tae Joon (Chase Maser) and wizard activist Leslie “Dez” Desmond (Robert Dowdy). (We guess Dez isn’t here for squibs!)
From Sunshine Moxie Entertainment, Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis was written by Jessica Jenks and L. Olive Hernandez. Peep the first episode below.