Harry Potter Reboot Series Scores a Ten-Year Order from Max
Harry Potter is set to return as the newly-minted Max announces a ten-year order to adapt it into a series.
Max has ordered a new Harry Potter TV series with a ten-year commitment, planning to adapt all the books. This follows rumors that HBO had plans for a Harry Potter reboot. Author J.K. Rowling will serve as an executive producer along with Neil Blair and Ruth Kenley-Letts. In the announcement from HBO, the company said, "Each season will be authentic to the original books and bring Harry Potter and these incredible adventures to new audiences around the world, while the original, classic and beloved films will remain at the core of the franchise and available to watch globally."
HBO's Harry Potter TV Series Reboot
Chairman and CEO, HBO & Max Content Casey Bloys also voiced his and the company's excitement to revisit the Wizarding World in the new series. "We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way," he said. “Harry Potteris a cultural phenomenon and it is clear there is such an enduring love and thirst for the Wizarding World. In partnership with Warner Bros. Television and J.K. Rowling, this new Max Original series will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy for all of these years."
Rumors that Warner Bros. might greenlight a Harry Potter TV series reboot first circulated in December 2022. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav expressed interest in adapting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as a sequel, due to seeing considerably more profits to be had from the franchise. Zaslav also said in a Warner Bros. earnings call of working with Harry Potter's controversial author on more content, despite the fandom and many of its stars distancing themselves from her. In recent years, Rowling has taken a fierce anti-trans stance.
Harry Potter Fans Rally Against a Reboot
Despite HBO and Warner Bros.'s enthusiasm for the Harry Potter TV series, many in the fan base are less certain. Shortly after the rumors of Max's reboot began, fans expressed outrage over a Harry Potter TV series for multiple reasons. Many called the original staring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint a classic, considering it untouchable. Others expressed anger at giving more money to Rowling, who has lost much support over the years due to her anti-trans comments.
The Harry Potter TV series reboot does not yet have a release date.