It Looks Like 'Harry Potter' Might Be Turned Into a TV Series
If 'Lord of the Rings', 'Star Wars' and the Marvel Cinematic Universe can all spawn TV series, then so can this wizarding world.
Come July 2021, ten years will have passed since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 reached cinema screens, wrapping up the big-screen story about a certain Boy Who Lived. But, to the delight of wannabe wizards and witches everywhere, the franchise hasn't faded away. The Fantastic Beasts films have kept it alive in cinemas, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has done the same on the page and stage, Harry Potter events have been a common occurrence, dedicated stores sling merchandise related to the saga and a Harry Potter theme park is in the works.
Soon, you might be able to add a TV series to the long list of HP spinoffs — because it looks like one might be heading to the small screen. Discussions are in the works about a live-action HP show, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with streaming service HBO Max involved.
There are few other details available at this point, however. So, what it'll be about, who it'll star, who'll be guiding it behind the scenes, when it'll release and where it'll screen Down Under if it happens are all obviously yet to be revealed. In fact, THR's report comes as a result of "multiple conversations with potential writers exploring various ideas that would bring the beloved property to television" — so it really is early days at present.
The same report also notes that HBO Max and Warner Bros have said in a statement that there's nothing in development as yet, if you're wondering just how early the conversations about a HP show are. Of course, that bringing this wizarding world to the small screen is under consideration is hardly surprising news. The same is happening with the Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after all, because no huge pop culture phenomenon ever disappears these days.
To bide your time until further Harry Potter news comes to hand, Australian fans can stream the eight original films as they've just hit Binge. And, for a refresher on how the movies wrapped up, you can also check out the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 below:
Published on January 27, 2021 by Sarah Ward