The well-known Harry Potter books will be turned into an HBO Max series, according to Warner Bros. J.K. Rowling, who will serve as a producer on the big project, is allegedly in the last stages of discussions with the company. The popular film series starring Daniel Radcliffe, which ran for more than a decade, finished with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and is now potentially being adapted for television.
The Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows are the books that makeup Rowling’s acclaimed book series, which is expected to be the basis for each season of the Harry Potter series if the agreement goes through.
After completing the deal, Warner Bros. plans to begin looking for the ideal writer for the project. Since 2020, rumors about the studio’s plans to produce a Harry Potter television series for HBO Max have been circulating.
CEO David Zaslav previously expressed his wish to refocus the organization on emphasizing its popular property, such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, following the game-changing merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery.
We’ll concentrate on franchisees, Zaslav remarked. Thirteen years have passed since the last Superman film. For fifteen years, we haven’t produced a Harry Potter. For the past 25 years, Warner Bros. motion pictures have made significant sums of money because of the DC and Harry Potter films.
Game of Thrones’ use of Sex and the City in House of the Dragon is a prime example of this. Lord of the Rings: We can still make Lord of the Rings movies. Eight movies based on the Harry Potter seven-book series have grossed over $7 billion at global box offices.
The third installment of the Fantastic Beasts prequel series, which Warner Bros. is also producing, is currently scheduled to hit theaters on April 15, 2022. The previous two installments, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), were released in 2016 and 2018, respectively.