Finally, the worlds of The Walking Dead and Harry Potter are colliding. Sort of.
The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln is offering his voice to the magical world of Harry Potter as a narrator for the audiobook version of Quidditch Through the Ages, Entertainment Weekly reported Friday. J.K. Rowling’s history of the most popular sport in the wizarding world will be available through Audible starting March 15.
Quidditch Through the Ages originally published in 2001 alongside Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and is “written by” the fictional Kennilworthy Whisp (actually Rowling), diving into the beginnings of the broomstick-centric sport, how it changed and grew over time, and how flying broomsticks work.
Proceeds from both Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them go toward the charity Comic Relief, which raises money for children in poverty. For the audiobook version of Quidditch Through the Ages, 15% of proceeds will go to Comic Relief and the Lumos Foundation, a charity foundation founded by Rowling that helps orphaned children.
Quidditch Through the Ages will be Lincoln’s first foray into the Harry Potter world, and he said in a statement that he’s always wanted to get a chance to be part of it. (Yeah, you and everyone else!)
“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,” Lincoln said in a statement.
People who only know Lincoln from The Walking Dead may be surprised to find out that he isn’t actually a gravel-voiced American — he’s actually British (see: Love Actually), so don’t be worried about his voice not matching up with the decidedly British world of Harry Potter.
The audiobook will also include commentary from Ginny Potter (née Weasley) and Rita Skeeter.