Max has ordered an original Harry Potter scripted television series, a rumored project which was confirmed during Warner Bros. Discovery’s unveiling of the Max streaming service. The series will be a faithful adaptation of the novel series by author and executive producer, J.K. Rowling; each season will portray the events from one of the seven books. From Warner Bros. Television, the new Max Original series will be available on Max in the U.S. and globally.
According to the streamer, stories from each of Rowling’s Harry Potter books will become a “decade-long series featuring a new cast to lead a new generation with the beloved characters and dramatic locations that fans have loved for over twenty-five years. Each season will be authentic to the original books and bring incredible adventures to new audiences around the world, while the classic films will remain at the core of the franchise and available to watch globally.”
“We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way,” said Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO & Max Content. “Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon, and it is clear there is such an enduring love and thirst for the Wizarding World. 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.”
“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,” added Rowling.
Max presents the series in association with Brontë Film and TV and Warner Bros. Television. Rowling executive produces alongside Neil Blair and Ruth Kenley-Letts. David Heyman is currently in talks to executive produce.
Source: HBO Max