Warner Bros. Discovery is in talks for a Harry Potter series, with each season of the production adapting one of the seven books in the famous saga.
Harry Potter may get a reboot sooner than fans expected. According to a Bloomberg report, Warner Bros. Discovery is close to closing a deal to produce a series based on Harry Potter. This would be the first news from the Wizarding World since the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022).
Each season of the series would be based on one of the seven books in the Harry Potter saga, allowing the creators to delve into more detail from the source material created by JK Rowling. According to Bloomberg, a deal has not yet been closed, but the author would be involved in some way in the series to ensure that it remains faithful to its source material.
According to the report, Warner Bros. Discovery wants the Harry Potter series to be one of the pillars of a new streaming strategy that will be announced on April 12th for investors and the public. At the event in question, the integration between HBO Max and Discovery will be presented, as well as the upcoming content of the streaming service.
When David Zaslav took over as CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, he showed his desire to work with new productions involving the existing and established franchises of the franchise, as is the case of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. “[There will be] a focus on the great movies that are loved, that are sustained, that people will leave dinner early to go see- and we have a lot of them. Batman, Superman, Aquaman, if we can do something with JK Rowling on Harry Potter going forward, Lord of the Rings, what are we doing with Game of Thrones? What are we doing with a lot of the great franchises that we have? We’re focused on franchises,” Zaslav said.
Remember the harry potter films
The seven Harry Potter books have been adapted into eight successful theatrical films, starting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). The Wizarding World returned to theatres with the spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and its sequels Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) and Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore (2022).
This Fantastic Beasts franchise did not have the same appeal as Harry Potter and dropped significantly at the box office and critical reception over three films, in addition to the various controversies with names involved in the productions, such as JK Rowling, Ezra Miller and Johnny Depp. Initially planned for five films, no further sequels have been announced at this time and it is highly unlikely that this will happen because of the negative reception.
The Harry Potter franchise films are available on HBO Max and recently the original cast reunited for the special Harry Potter – 20 Years of Magic: Back at Hogwarts.
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