We have news that will make Harry Potter fans jump with joy: a Harry Potter series is being worked on. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said that each season will be adapted from the books and underlined that there will be a brand new cast. JK Rowling, the author of the record-breaking book series, will also sit in the producer’s chair.
“Rowling’s stories in each of the Harry Potter books will become a decade-old series produced with the same epic craft, love, and care for which this internationally popular series is known,” Zaslav said in an announcement Wednesday morning, adding that the new series will be released on the “Max” of HBO Max and Discovery+ platforms. He emphasized that it will be published under a general platform called
“The series will feature a new cast to lead a new generation of fans filled with fantastical details, well-loved characters and dramatic stories that Harry Potter fans have loved for over 25 years,” said Zaslav. “As they reach audiences, original, classic and beloved films will continue to be at the center of the series and can be viewed around the world.”
While rumors of a new Harry Potter production have appeared occasionally since 2021, JK Rowling made quite sensational statements during this period. Rowling, who received reactions especially with her comments on transgender people, preferred to stay away from the twentieth anniversary celebrations of the ‘Harry Potter’ films.
“Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I look forward to being a part of this new adaptation that will allow for a degree of depth and detail that only a long-run television series can provide,” said JK Rowling, who shared a brief commentary on the new series. .
WHAT WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF ‘HARRY POTTER’?
The Harry Potter TV series will be a faithful adaptation of the books each season. We hope to see details missed by blockbuster movies as a TV series!
WHEN WILL THE NEW SERIES BE RELEASED?
Since the announcement of the series has just been made, the vision date is estimated to be 2024 or 2025. Between the announcement and the first episode, there’s a lot to do, including finding the right actors to play the characters we all grew up with!
WHO WILL BE IN THE STAFF?
We’d love to see Daniel Radcliffe wear those iconic glasses and backpack once again, but Radcliffe has made it clear that he won’t be returning to the Potter universe anytime soon. In an interview with the New York Times in March 2022, Radcliffe said his response to the chance to reprise his most iconic role to date was “an answer anyone would want,” said Radcliffe. “I’m getting to a point where I feel like I’ve made it out of the Potter universe and I’m really happy with where I am right now and coming back would be a huge change in my life.”
To be honest, the child actors are too old to play their originals in the series, but could we see Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) return as the old Lucius Malfoy? We can only hope! While it’s hard to imagine anyone playing Severus Snape or Minerva McGonagall as much as Alan Rickman or Maggie Smith, we’ll have to wait and see…