‘Harry Potter’ Is Reportedly Coming Back As A Series Reboot For HBO Max

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.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.