A live-action Harry Potter show isreportedly in the works at HBO Max. The show is in early development anddetails remain slim.
Harry Potter show isreportedly in the works at HBO Max. Harry Potter became a bona fide phenomenonover the last few decades. The books, penned by J.K. Rowling, spawned eightfilms that directly adapted the novels following the core trio of Harry Potter,Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. All together, the films grossed over $7billion at the box office and have continued to be popular in syndication andat-home media.
The Fantastic Beasts film saga serves as aprequel to the films. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts is a plannedfranchise of five films and explores the Wizarding World at the beginning ofthe 20th century. That saga has been plagued by controversy, as Rowling hasbeen called out for her transphobic remarks over the last year. The series alsorecently asked Johnny Depp to resign after domestic abuse allegations resultedin the star losing a defamation lawsuit against UK tabloid The Sun.
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Still, the series' popularity persists andit appears WB is looking to capitalize on that. A Harry Potter series is invery early development, according to THR. The studio has reportedly heldexploratory meetings to flesh out ideas for the show that would be an HBO Maxexclusive. Both HBO Max and Warner Bros. have denied the claims that a seriesis in the works and there are no writers attached to the project, indicatingjust how early it is in the development process.
Like many established franchises, thepossibilities are endless when it comes to a Harry Potter television series.The most obvious choice, and likely the one fans want the most, would be onethat directly follows up the immensely popular films. Rowling has establishedwhat her famous characters have been up to post-Hogwarts and it seems ripe foran adaptation. Harry's career as an auror has been said to be a perfect entrypoint for a sequel or future series and bringing back the famous titularcharacter would be one way to revive the franchise, especially considering thestate it is currently in.
The Fantastic Beasts series is clearly introuble. The second film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, underperformed at the boxoffice and was panned by critics. Warner Bros. is hoping to turn that aroundwith the third film, but that remains up in the air. It seems that, afterwhat's happened with Fantastic Beasts, it would be a mistake for the series toexplore another prequel story to the films. It would also be odd if they merelychose to retell the story of the original films. A Harry Potter series wouldeither have to follow the characters as they navigate their adult lives or itcould explore the lives of their children, something Harry Potter and theCursed Child, a play and sequel, already began to do.