Is “Harry Potter” TV series happening?

Harry Potter

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter book series will, reportedly, receive TV adaptation through HBO Max, reports suggested.

The success of Harry Potter does not stop in books and big screens. In the next few years, its fans will see the characters again for a longer time.

This week, multiple reports revealed that executives are currently talking with HBO Max to develop the aforesaid TV series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. reached the early stages of discussions with potential writers for the adaptation.

Despite that, it remains unknown who the writers are or whether JK Rowling will be involved in its development.

The plot of the upcoming series is also yet to be publicized, so even the list of characters cannot be determined anytime sooner.

Amid all these talks, Warner Bros. and HBO Max released a joint statement, seemingly debunking this news.

“There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform,” the companies clarified.

It is also possible that Warner Bros. and HBO Max would just like to iron out things first before making an official announcement. But as of now, no concrete details are available yet.

Harry Potter a well-loved series

If the reported TV series is true, the franchise would enjoy more love and support from fans.

Through the years, the book and movie series received critical acclaims and box-office records.

For instance, its seven books remain one of the most popular of all time, with over 500 million copies that have already been sold worldwide.

After its popularity soared high, it received movie adaptations. Currently, it has eight movies in the franchise and already garnered nearly $8 billion worldwide.

The creators also have two prequel spinoff so far, titled the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

These two films are part of the five-film contract of Rowling with the executives, with the third spinoff to possibly debut in 2022.

It is full of controversies, too

While Harry Potter enjoyed praises, it also became the center of controversies.

The book author received backlash last year when she unintentionally affected LGBTQ groups with her transphobic tweets.

“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” one of her tweets said. “If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”

Meanwhile, Gellert Grindelwald’s actor Johnny Depp exited from the Fantastic Beasts franchise due to wife-beater claims by Amber Heard. Things got worse when he lost his legal showdown against The Sun.

 

Featured image courtesy of Wizarding World’s Official YouTube Channel

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