Get your wands ready, Wizarding World fans, because there’s a new Harry Potter series in the works. More than 20 years after Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone first hit theaters in November 2001, Hogwarts is returning to your screens — this time in TV form.
“Your Hogwarts letter is here,” the Max streaming service announced in April 2023, along with a teaser trailer. “Max has ordered the first ever #HarryPotter scripted television series, a faithful adaptation of the iconic books.”
Keep reading for more details.
Is There a ‘Harry Potter’ Series In the Works?
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news in January 2021, with sources telling the publication that the streaming service HBO Max has a series “in early development.”
After news broke, both HBO Max and Warner Bros. denied the rumors and said, “There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform,” in a statement to the publication.
Years later, more rumors started to swirl when Bloomberg released an April 2023 report claiming that “Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. is close to a deal for a new online TV series based on Harry Potter, the best-selling young adult books,” according to multiple sources. The publication also noted that Warner Bros. declined to comment on the possible series.
“Each season of the series will be based on one of J.K. Rowling’s seven books,” insiders told Bloomberg. “Suggesting years of fresh fare from the popular stories.”
What Have the Original ‘Harry Potter’ Stars Said?
Daniel Radcliffe, who played the title character in the original film series, revealed that he would come back to the Wizarding World in a different role.
“I would probably want to go with, like, Sirius [Black] or [Remus] Lupin,” the actor shared on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast in August 2021. “Those were always the two characters that I was like, ‘They’re great.’”
The actor added, “And also, I’m obviously biased by my experience of filming those scenes with those people, and they’re like some of my favorite memories. I thought those guys were really cool,” referring to Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) and David Thewlis (Remus Lupin).
Although not much information is known about the possible project, here’s what the rest of the original Harry Potter stars have said so far. Scroll through our gallery for what we know.
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