The magical wizarding world of Harry Potter will not cease with the large display! On Jan. 25, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that HBO Max is creating a collection inspired by the long-standing franchise and, though no writers or expertise have been connected to the undertaking, plans are shifting ahead. THR reviews that HBO Max and Warner Bros. are within the extraordinarily early phases, and no offers have been made.
It is not a shock that Warner Bros. is seeking to increase the Harry Potter universe because the fandom remains to be booming to this present day. But it surely’s not all sunshine and rainbows within the Harry Potter world; any new tasks inside the franchise face additional scrutiny relying on how concerned creator J.Ok. Rowling will likely be. The creator has sparked backlash from followers and friends alike after doubling down on quite a few transphobic feedback. There isn’t any phrase on how a lot Rowling will likely be concerned within the conception or execution of the collection though, based on THR, she nonetheless “controls the franchise and has a say in every thing involving the property.”
For the reason that collection is reportedly nonetheless within the beginnings of growth, we are able to solely guess its focus. Will it’s a part of the unique books’ timeline, journey again in time for the Marauders’ time, or transfer ahead to deal with the subsequent era of witches and wizards? Contemplating the success of big-ticket franchise spinoffs like The Mandalorian and the not too long ago launched WandaVision, we aren’t shocked Warner Bros. is making an attempt to get in on the motion!