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‘Harry Potter’ TV Series in Early Development at HBO Max

UPDATED: A “Harry Potter” sequence is in very early improvement at HBO Max, Selection has realized from sources.

Rumors {that a} present set throughout the wizarding world have continued for a while. Now it appears these plans are transferring forward. Although no writers or expertise are at present connected to the mission, sources say conversations have taken place with a number of writers on the potential sequence. There isn’t any phrase but on what the main focus of the present can be or what a part of the “Harry Potter” timeline it might concentrate on ought to it transfer forward.

“There aren’t any Harry Potter sequence in improvement at the studio or on the streaming platform,” Warner Bros. and HBO Max mentioned in an announcement to Selection, although a number of sources have confirmed that the mission is in the very early phases.

The “Harry Potter” ebook sequence is without doubt one of the hottest of all time, with the seven books in the sequence having bought over 500 million copies worldwide. They had been then tailored into a success eight-film franchise, which has grossed practically $8 billion worldwide. There have additionally been two movies thus far in the prequel spinoff “Implausible Beasts” movie sequence, with the third of 5 deliberate movies due out in 2022.

However the “Harry Potter” world has not been with out controversy. Franchise creator J.Ok. Rowling acquired large backlash attributable to a sequence of anti-trans tweets and a prolonged essay on the topic in June 2020. Then Johnny Depp, who performed the darkish wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the “Implausible Beasts” movies, exited the franchise after he misplaced a libel case towards the British tabloid The Solar, which printed an article in 2018 alleging he was a “spouse beater” attributable to allegations of home violence made by his now ex-wife, Amber Heard.

The transfer to develop reveals throughout the “Harry Potter” world comes as no shock because the streaming wars proceed to warmth up and firms mine their finest identified IP to remain forward of the competitors. Disney alone introduced dozens of reveals set throughout the Marvel, “Star Wars,” and Disney and Pixar Animation worlds at their latest buyers day presentation, together with two spinoffs of the hit Disney Plus sequence “The Mandalorian.”

On prime of quite a few different originals, HBO Max already has a number of DC Comics reveals in the works, together with the “Peacemaker” sequence starring John Cena as a by-product of the upcoming James Gunn “Suicide Squad” movie in addition to a “Inexperienced Lantern” sequence from Greg Berlanti. JJ Abrams can also be plotting a “Justice League Darkish” sequence at the streamer. There may be additionally a sequence impressed by “The Shining” that Abrams and Dangerous Robotic are prepping, in addition to a “Dune” spinoff present in regards to the Bene Gesserit.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the “Harry Potter” improvement information.

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