The war is over. Lord Voldemort is dead. The fallen have been avenged, and Harry Potter has earned himself one hell of a nap to say the very least… but the work isn’t done yet. There are still remnants, loose ends to tie up, and time is very much a factor. Not all the Death Eaters are gone, and one of them has plans of her own. She has in her possession a very dangerous item that threatens not only Harry Potter but all the promise he represents, and there is only one person who can stop her. But what kind of young man can set his will to do whatever he must – anything necessary – to bring her down?
Well, sometimes it just takes a Slytherin.
Brotherwand is set after the fall of Voldemort and is an opportunity to ask some questions and explore some new ideas and perspectives in the Potterverse by taking the focus off Harry. It’s also an opportunity to explore some ways in which wizarding schools in America may differ from Hogwarts. America is home to several wizarding schools, all built on places of power and distinguished by the style of magic they teach: Traditional European, Voodoo, Native American Shamanism, etc. At the same time, the film weaves into the existing continuity by utilizing elements of J.K. Rowling’s rich mythology and establishing that our characters were at school with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco the whole time. They were just in the background, doing other stuff: dreaming of graduating from the Ravenclaw Quidditch team to a pro career with the Pride of Portree, rolling their eyes at the self-aggrandizing pretension of Draco Malfoy, and suffering quietly while Cedric Diggory took another girl to the Yule Ball.
They didn’t take center stage then. It wasn’t their time. It is now.