Harry Potter TV series reportedly in talks at HBO Max

Project is believed to be in very early stages

Clémence Michallon
New York City
Monday 25 January 2021 18:59
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Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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A potential Harry Potter TV series is reportedly in talks at HBO Max.

The Hollywood Reporter announced on Monday that, according to unnamed sources, executives at the streaming platform are exploring possible ways to bring the franchise to the small screen, and that “broad ideas” have been discussed in “exploratory meetings”.

Both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety cited sources stating that the project is in very early stages. HBO Max and Warner Bros told both outlets that nothing has been officially greenlit so far, stating: “There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform.”

HBO Max gave the same statement to The Independent.

The reports come days after similar chatter around a possible Game of Thrones prequel series, reportedly in early development at HBO.

The seven Harry Potter books, released between 1997 and 2007, have spawned a variety of adaptations and properties. There were eight film adaptations, released between 2001 and 2011, as well as games, a play, and theme park attractions.

A spin-off prequel film series, Fantastic Beasts, began in 2016 with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was followed in 2018 by Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. An untitled third film is planned but has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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