The Boy Who Lived might see new life — on the small display screen.
Variety reported Monday that a “Harry Potter” TV collection is in growth at HBO Max. In line with the outlet, there have been rumors of a “Potter”-verse collection for a very long time, however there’s not a lot info identified about this one, equivalent to a forged, writers, and even the time interval.
Nonetheless, when contacted by The Put up, Warner Bros. and HBO Max launched the next assertion: “There are not any Harry Potter collection in growth on the studio or on the streaming platform.”
That stated, if one thing clandestine truly is within the works, it could possibly be a redo of the “Harry Potter” books themselves, which got here out between 1997 and 2007. In any case, even with eight big-screen film diversifications (grossing virtually $eight billion worldwide), there’s loads of materials that was minimize, equivalent to a number of the Marauder’s backstory, or Hermione’s house-elf campaign.
However a TV collection might additionally simply be set in a special period within the wealthy “Harry Potter” world — in spite of everything, the spinoff film franchise “Incredible Beasts and The place to Discover Them” is about round World Struggle II, a number of many years earlier than the occasions of the collection, when Dumbledore was younger sufficient to be Jude Regulation. Harry’s mother and father’ technology is rife for a spotlight. A 1970s- and ’80s-era Hogwarts could possibly be fascinating on-screen.
Would unique forged members equivalent to Daniel Radcliffe or Emma Watson be concerned? Time will inform. There are additionally a number of scandals which may complicate that.
For one, writer J.Okay. Rowling has come below hearth these days for her controversial views on transgender folks, which she outlined in a manifesto and could possibly be a difficulty for the Potter collection making a comeback. Daniel Radcliffe spoke out against her in June.
“To all of the individuals who now really feel that their expertise of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I’m deeply sorry for the ache these feedback have induced you. I actually hope that you just don’t solely lose what was useful in these tales to you,” he stated about Rowling’s rant.
The spinoff “Incredible Beats” franchise — which nonetheless has three extra films coming — has additionally not been with out controversy, as star Johnny Depp exited the enterprise below a cloud of home violence allegations.
The “Potter” books have offered greater than 500 million copies worldwide and stay successful, so that they is also controversy-proof as a pop-culture juggernaut.
Warner Bros and HBO Max haven’t responded to The Put up’s request for remark.