Harry Potter series is getting a sequel on HBO
Warner Bros. close to wrapping up the HBO Harry Potter series. Production may be announced within a few days.
According to Bloomberg, negotiations between Warner Bros. about the creation of a series about the Harry Potter universe are close to completion. The company's vision is for this production to become the standard for its video streaming platform. This year, HBO Max will change its name, and its goal is that the new service, which will supposedly be called Max, will attract the attention of the public through its original content.
While this isn't the first time we've heard about the Harry Potter series, we've never been able to find out so many details before. First, production will be handled by HBO, whose track record of original small-screen projects is full of hits. Without going into too much detail, they recently managed to turn The Last of Us, an adaptation of the popular video game, into an entertainment phenomenon.
Another important point, but at the same time raising many questions, is that it will be based on the main work of J.K. Rowling. In fact, Warner's goal is for each of the seven books to have its own season.
The foregoing leads us to consider two possibilities. First, they're getting a reboot, which would be pretty surprising given the popularity of the films. Another option is for them to tell alternate stories that take place in parallel with the experiences of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Unfortunately, this is not specified in the report.
What is truly guaranteed is that J.K. Rowling will take part in the series about Harry Potter. Warner did her best to convince her to take part in the series. She will have a role as a production company to make sure they respect the source material. Thus, his work will be very similar to working with films.
Note, as the aforementioned publication points out, Warner could make the series official as early as next week. And the fact is that the company intends to present Max and an original content strategy that will contribute to the development of the service. Given the importance of the Wizarding World in his intellectual property portfolio, he is sure to get the spot he deserves during the event.
Bloomberg claims the HBO Max replacement will also be different in that it offers series and movies based on franchises people already know. Among them, of course, Harry Potter. However, the above does not mean that they will forget to develop new stories and characters.
The advantage they have in the Wizarding World is that they don't need a cover letter because... Who doesn't know Harry Potter?
That same year, it became apparent that the franchise continued to captivate millions. The release of the Hogwarts Legacy video game is a complete success. As of mid-February, over 12 million copies have been sold worldwide.