JK Rowling’s Harry Potter to return as seven-season HBO Max TV series; each season to be based on a book

Harry Potter fans rejoice because you’re about to return to Hogwarts, but this time on the small screen. Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. is close to a deal for a new online TV series based on award-winning and bestselling books of Harry Potter written by JK Rowling. Rowling will retain a degree of creative control over the TV show but won’t serve as showruner or creator. The show will be directly based on the books, rather than being an “in-universe spinoff” such as the Fantastic Beasts films.

An online portal reported, “Each season would reportedly draw from one of the books, suggesting an ongoing franchise that would stretch for years for the studio. Under the deal, Rowling would maintain a degree of creative involvement with the series, though she would not serve as primary creator or showrunner.” The series will probably premiere on HBO Max. 

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Harry Potter, a series of seven fantasy novels was adapted into eight-part global blockbuster film series by Warner Bros, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone in 2001 and ended with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2010. Daniel Radcliffe played the role of Harry Potter in all the eight films whereas Hermione Granger was played by Emma Watson and Ron Weasley was played by Rupert Grint.

The Harry Potter books and films remain a top draw for kids as well as adults all over the world. The films gave way to a spin-off prequel series of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  and spawned a stage production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

(Source: Bloomberg/Variety)