Recently, it came to light that Warner Bros Discovery has shelfed the Fantastic Beasts movies and we will be seeing no more of them. With all the drama and the drop in viewership, the franchise was in a decline and now it is no more. But that might mean a new Harry Potter project in the near future.
Is HBO Going to Create a TV Adaption of Harry Potter?
Variety asked HBO Max’s Head or Originals Sarah Aubrey if the rumors that they are making a Harry Potter Tv series are true. Her response was that there is no “active development. ” That does not sound like a no to me and makes me believe that there might be something to the rumors.
Recently, the rumors that Harry Potter might be making a return have been popping out often. It all started when Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said that he wants reboot the Harry Potter franchise and the Superman Franchise. Those two franchises have a large fanbase and are almost guaranteed to bring in viewers.
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO Inquires about Harry Potter Movie
Zaslav did say that he will talk to author J.K Rowling about how to go forward with Harry Potter and will need her approval. Aubrey’s response to the questions backs up Zaslav’s claim that they are inquiring about it.
“There’s nothing like a ‘Harry Potter’ fan, in terms of their endless appetite for storytelling and new ways of interacting with these characters,” Aubrey said. “So whether it’s the reunion or live events or games, we’re very much in the business of creating new content for those fans and thinking what to do next.”
“We don’t have a series in active development right now. But we are very much in that business, because fans are just clamoring for more storytelling.”
In simpler terms, HBO Max is looking into what they can do with the Harry Potter franchise. There will be a lot of discussion about what it would look like and what format it most likely will be. There have been rumors of a movie and it sounds like a television show might also be considered.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play but it may be made into a movie in the near future. Or we may get a whole tv show about what happens after Harry Potter has graduated from Hogwarts. There are a lot of possibilities and while it seems like things are still in discussion, it is safe to assume that Harry Potter will be making a comeback some time soon.