JK Rowling has been announced as executive producer on the new “Harry Potter” TV series based on her widely popular books of the same title.
To be produced over the course of a decade, this comes after the highly successful film franchise starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter.
The Harry Potter TV series is making its way to Max, which combines both streaming services, HBO Max and Discovery+, and is said to have been put in motion by Warner Bros CEO David Zaslav.
The Harry Potter books are among the best-selling of all time, having sold more than 600 million copies worldwide and each season will be based on one of the seven books.
“The series will feature a new cast to lead a new generation of fandom, full of the fantastic detail, much loved characters and dramatic locations that Harry Potter fans have loved for over twenty-five years,” Warner Bros Discovery said in a press release.
It said each season will be “authentic to the original books”.
“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,” Rowling said in a statement.