It was just a matter of time before Harry Potter books received another adaptation for a new generation of fans, and that moment is finally here. HBO Max is developing a decade-long series based on the beloved book franchise about our favorite boy wizard.
This project is the centerpiece of the recently launched streaming service Max—a birthchild of a merger between HBO Max with Discovery+. It was announced during a recent Warner Bros. Discovery press conference, and the company’s CEO David Zaslav and Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO & Max Content, were there to give it a green light.
“We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way. Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon and it is clear there is such an enduring love and thirst for the Wizarding World,” said Bloys.
Author J.K. Rowling joined the project as executive producer and said she’s looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will preserve the integrity of her books.
Harry Potter novels have previously been adapted into eight movies led by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. They grossed 7.7 billion worldwide and were later followed by the spinoff franchise Fantastic Beasts, which brought in another $1.8 billion across three films.