New spin off Harry Potter series Managing Mischief planned for De Montfort University students

By Rosie Vacciana-Browne

De Montfort University student James McKinnon is developing a new radio series for all avid Harry Potter fans.

Managing Mischief will follow the lives of a young James, Sirius, Ramus and Peter from the original Potter books.


James, 18, said listeners can expect to hear: “Them (James, Sirius, Ramus and Peter) getting up to all types of shenanigans.”

The inspiration for the show came from James’ love for fan-fiction and the Harry Potter books.

He also cites The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as a major influence, about which he said: “It’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever head, it’s up there with Monty Python, it’s that funny! I wanted to create something like that.”


James is hoping to air the audio series Managing Mischief over DMU’s radio station Demon FM later this year.

Harry Potter has an inclusive and wide fan base and James expects no different for Managing Mischief.

He said: “There’s no real age target for Harry Potter fans. I’ve met people that are six who love the books and people who are 60 who love them just as much.”

Each episode will run for 10 to 15 minutes, with the visuals uploaded via YouTube for audiences to watch afterwards.

James said he will be casting for Managing Mischief later this year.

If you would like the opportunity to be involved in the series, keep up to date with the Demon Media social network pages for the latest developments.

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