It’s official, the Harry Potter books are being re-adapted for streaming at Max. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed plans for a live-action TV series based on controversial author J.K. Rowling‘s book series. The announcement was made during a presentation about the rebranding of HBO Max into just Max.
Here’s the official description of the series from Max:
“The stories from each of Rowling’s Harry Potter books will become a decade-long series produced with the same epic craft, love and care this global franchise is known for. The series will feature a new cast to lead a new generation of fandom, full of the fantastic detail, much loved characters and dramatic locations that Harry Potter fans have loved for over 25 years. Each season will be authentic to the original books and bring Harry Potter and these incredible adventures to new audiences around the world, while the original, classic and beloved films will remain at the core of the franchise and available to watch globally.”
The series comes from Warner Bros. TV, Bronte Film and TV and has Rowling, Neil Blair, and Ruth Kenley-Letts as Executive Producers. David Heyman, who produced all eight feature films in the series, is also in talks to executive produce. There is no writer or showrunner attached currently.
Here’s what Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO & Max Content had to say.
We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way. Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon and it is clear there is such an enduring love and thirst for the Wizarding World. In partnership with Warner Bros. Television and J.K. Rowling, this new Max Original series will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy for all of these years.
We’ll keep you updated on this story as it develops.
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