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Harry Potter officially returns as an already highly controversial series

We can finally put all the rumors, hopeful speculation, and fan theories behind us. After previous hints, Warner Bros. has finally officially announced that Harry Potter is coming back.

Not on the big screen, but as a prestige series on HBO Max. Or, rather, Max, as the streaming service will soon be called.

Harry Potter-Max Reboot

Yes, the wizarding world of JK Rowling goes game of Thrones after. The show will remake Rowling’s original books for ten years. a true restart well, with a new cast. In doing so, Warner Bros. solved the problem that Radcliffe and company. not too interested in a comeback.

Let’s get straight to the controversial side of this story. JK Rowling is also on board, this time as executive producer of the “decade-long series, produced with the same epic craftsmanship, love and care this global franchise is known for.” According to the official press release. Unfortunately, the controversial writer’s involvement is one for many fans online. decisive factor.

“Max’s goal of preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I look forward to being a part of this new film adaptation that allows for a level of depth and detail that only a long-running television series can provide,” he said. The Writer For fans who have complained for decades that movies skip too much of the books, here’s potentially wonderful news: in a format a la game of Thrones it is indeed more space and time to delve into the magical world of Harry Potter.

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Unfortunately, it also stops here when it comes to details. Warner Bros. has just announced that it will adapt the Potter books into a Max Original that will run for about a decade, with JK Rowling serving as executive producer. Nothing has been announced about the new cast or even a potential release date. Rumors of negotiations with Rowling were circulating until last week, so it’s likely that the whole project is just getting started.

In any case, the press release concludes on a positive note: “For the worldwide fan community and for generations to come, we invite everyone to discover the magic for themselves.” Not entirely unfairly, many US outlets point out that Rowling herself unfortunately doesn’t always seem to welcome everyone…


While we wait for more news on this long-awaited Harry Potter reboot, we’ve already put together a list of more Potter series we’d like to see on Max. After all, a barrage of spin-offs seems like only a matter of time, just like with Game of Thrones.

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