A live-action Harry Potter show is reportedly in the works for HBO Max.
The Harry Potter series penned by J.K Rowling has become a world-wide phenomenon over the last few decades. The Fantastic Beasts film saga was most recently released as a prequel to the films, but has unfortunately been plagued by controversy, as Rowling has been called out for multiple transphobic remarks over the last year. The series also recently asked Johnny Depp to resign after domestic abuse allegations resulted in a defamation lawsuit.
Despite this, the series still persists as a tyrant in modern day media, and it appears Warner Bros. are looking to capitalize on that. According to reports, the studio has held meetings to flesh out ideas for a spin-off show with the goal of bringing the blockbuster franchise to our television screens.
Both HBO Max and Warner Bros. have denied the claims that a series is in the works and there are currently no writers or talent attached to the project… Indicating just how early it is in the development process. “There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform,” the companies confirmed in a statement.
We are definitely still crossing our fingers because who doesn’t love Harry Potter!?