Cross your fingers, Potterheads – a live-action television series based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise is reportedly in early development with streaming platform HBO Max, according to US media reports.
According to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, executives are currently tapping potential writers to help bring the famous wizarding world to the TV screen. As of now, no production team, talents, or plot details have been set, as the series is still in the early exploratory stages.
“There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform,” said Warner Bros. and HBO Max in a statement.
If plans push through, this would be the first Harry Potter television series to be developed since Warner Bros.’ successful 8-film series that grossed almost $8 billion worldwide.
The franchise includes theme parks, merchandise, and a stage play. Another film series set in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts, is set to release its 3rd film in 2022.
Collectively, the franchise is called “Wizarding World.” – Rappler.com