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Warner Bros. boss issues big update on upcoming Harry Potter series

Warner Bros. boss issues big update on upcoming Harry Potter series

Some exciting details about the cast have been revealed

It's been months since Warner Bros. Discovery revealed that a new Harry Potter TV show was on the horizon.

Back in April 2023, HBO Max and Discovery+ officially announced that a Harry Potter reboot was on the cards, under their newly-merged streaming service, Max.

Now, one Warner Bros. boss has revealed some exciting new details about where the project is up to, and what we might expect from the cast.

The series will be based on all seven instalments, with each season following each book.

Warner Bros. Discovery previously said it expects the Harry Potter show to be a 'decade-long series', while HBO and Max content CEO Casey Bloys said the series will allow audiences to discover the story in a new way.

"We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way," he said.

"Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon and it is clear there is such an enduring love and thirst for the Wizarding World.

There's a Harry Potter series on the way.
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"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."

And it seems plans for the show are now fully underway, after Warner Bros. chairman and CEO of the Warner Bros. Television Group Channing Dungey explained the team are currently looking at showrunners and cast members.

“We’re in conversations with a number of different writers to figure out who’s going to be the person to lead that franchise for us,” Dungey told Variety.

“The first step for us is figuring out who this showrunner is going to be and once we get that locked down, then we can start having those [casting] conversations.

"The tricky part is the first two books, where the kids are on the younger end, around 11 or 12.”

HBO Max has confirmed a 10-year plan for a TV series reboot of Harry Potter.
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JK Rowling has also welcomed the chance to give Harry Potter more time on the big screen.

She is attached to the project as an executive producer and said a TV show could go into the 'degree of depth and detail' needed.

"Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I’m looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long-form television series," she said.

The sooner this gets on our TV screens, the better.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Harry Potter, TV and Film