Noma Dumezweni's casting as Hermione Granger in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" caused a whole lot of controversy when it was first announced.

The stage show, set 19 years after "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" caused a stir with Dumezweni's casting for one very frustrating reason: her race.

See, Dumezweni is black, and Emma Watson, who played the character in the film series, is white. For some fans, this departure from their expectation of what Hermione looks left them feeling a bit of dissonance.

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Jamie Chung heads to 'Gotham' — plus 9 more diverse casting choices worth celebrating.

The recent un-whitewashing of these Hollywood roles is adding some much-needed diversity to the screen.

Actress Jamie Chung, who you might know from "Once Upon a Time" and "The Real World: San Diego," just got cast in Fox's popular bat-TV show "Gotham" as reporter Valerie Vale.

On the surface, this might not sound particularly noteworthy — probably because most casual viewers aren't instantly familiar with the character of Valerie or her better-known niece Vicki Vale who's also a reporter (and frequent Bat-romancer).

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Those who thought Harry Potter would end after "The Deathly Hallows" have been thrilled by recent announcements from the Potterverse.

Author J.K. Rowling at the launch of the website Pottermore. Photo via AFP/Getty Images.

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