Two years ago, we first began to hear rumblings of a Harry Potter series in the works for HBO Max. With the Fantastic Beasts franchise all but dead, some flesh is being added to the bones of that original story. Bloomberg now says Warner Bros. Discovery is developing a Harry Potter series reboot that will indeed be for the streaming service.
The plan is reportedly to adapt each of JK Rowling’s novel into a season of the series. That would mean that season one would be an adaptation of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with an entirely new set of actors involved. That opens up some very interesting possibilities as to who could play “The Boy Who Lived” and his pals Ron and Hermione, not to mention nemesis Voldemort.
Despite the harm done to her image by statements she’s made about the LGBTQ community, JK Rowling is expected to be involved in the series, although she won’t be showrunner.
An official announcement is expected to drop in the next few days, so stay tuned.