Harry Potter TV series in the works

Warner Bros is reportedly “in talks” with best-selling author J.K Rowling, to bring her Harry Potter novels to its HBO Max streaming service.

Warner Bros adapted the books into a billion-dollar movie franchise starring Daniel Radcliffe as the titular boy wizard alongside Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

According to Film News, which cites reporting by Deadline, the best-selling author is negotiating a deal that would allow her to serve as a producer on the series, and once her deal is finalised, the project is to look for a writer to adapt the books for TV.

The series – which is reportedly in its nascent stages at present – would follow the general idea that each season would focus on one of the seven novels.

Towards the end of last year, Sarah Aubrey – who serves as HBO Max’s head of originals – teased that there was “nothing like” the ‘Harry Potter’ fanbase so following the success of the documentary ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’ to mark the anniversary of the first film, the company were always looking at new ideas for the franchise.


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