Dumbledore Promoted to Series Regular for Season 2 of HBO's 'Luck'

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Hey, even the former headmaster of Hogwarts needs to work now that all the 'Harry Potter' movies have been put to bed.

Though the series has yet to even finish its initial nine-episode season, HBO and Michael Mann/David Milch horse-racing drama 'Luck' has not only been renewed for a second season, but already begun picking and choosing its stable of characters for regular and recurring roles.  As Deadline TV reports, chief among them is former 'Harry Potter' star and frequent Wes Anderson collaborator Michael Gambon, who joined the series in a recurring role during its fourth episode as the enigmatic Michael, a rival figure to Dustin Hoffman's lead protagonist Ace Bernstein.

While Gambon maintains recurring status at the moment, the former Dumbledore will join 'Luck' full time as a series regular when the show returns to the track for round two.  Additionally, actress Margarita Levieva has joined the horse-racing drama's second season in a recurring role, playing sister Sarah Israel to Patrick J. Adams' Nathan Israel.

Adams pulls double duty between 'Luck' and starring in USA's 'Suits,' while Levieva also maintains a role in ABC's 'Revenge' as a troubled girl who switched identities with lead character Emily Thorn (Emily VanCamp).

I haven't paid a great deal of attention to 'Luck' after the first few episodes, but the addition of Michael Gambon in both recurring and now full-time status should have us all keeping a closer eye on HBO's latest successful drama.  After all, it can't all be about 'Game of Thrones!'

Watch the video below for Nick Nolte's most likely reaction to the news, and give us your own take in the comments below!  Have you felt 'Luck'-y during this first season?

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