Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that the beloved franchise Harry Potter will return with a multi-season series based on the original books by author J.K. Rowling.
First adapted back in 2001, the story of the Boy Who Lived will be rebooted by Warner Bros – who announced a ten-year commitment to a “faithful adaptation” of the novels, which has been suggested by fans as a season dedicated to each book.
Harry Potter TV Series
J.K Rowling is confirmed to executive produce the series, promising to stay authentic to the original story. She said in a statement that Max is committed to preserving the integrity of her books, allowing for a degree of depth, which is important to her.
Additionally, the series will boast a new cast – which is expected given the former cast’s age – however, exactly who will play the iconic trio is yet to be revealed.
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said: “My wife and I, we read (the Harry Potter books) to each of our three kids….It’s really moving, for ten consecutive years, people will see Harry Potter on [Max]; I mean it’s really something.”
Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO & Max Content added: “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.”
The new Harry Potter series will be the first of its kind for the Wizarding World franchise. It is expected to air in 2025 or 2026 on HBO Max. It follows the end of spin-off trilogy Fantastic Beasts, which recently closed its cinematic run with The Secrets of Dumbledore.
The upcoming Harry Potter series comes more than a decade after the original Harry Potter movie series ended in 2011. More to follow.
Editorial contribution by Megan Zara Walsh.