KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — The tale of the boy who lived may be retold on the small screen.
Sources close to Warner Bros have reported that a Harry Potter remake series is in talks, according to Bloomberg.
The series will reportedly be produced by HBO — for streaming — with every season adapting each of the seven Harry Potter books.
Author J.K. Rowling is also supposedly involved to ensure the series is faithful to the original source material but will not act as a showrunner or creator.
The series is believed to be ‘delving further into the world of Rowling’s books’ by expanding storylines from the books that the films left out, according to sources.
Warner Bros. is also reportedly looking for a flagship series to form its new streaming strategy, many insiders speculate that it will merge HBO Max and Discovery + into one service.
This comes as the 100-year-old company will be holding a presentation of its upcoming projects for film, TV, and streaming for investors and the public on April 12.
Rowling has been in controversy in recent years due to her transphobic statements online, to which Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has publicly disagreed.
The Harry Potter film franchise was brought to the big screen from 2001 to 2011 starting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The eight films were highly successful at the box office collecting around RM33.8 billion altogether and branched into a spinoff trilogy in 2016 with the Fantastic Beasts films.