“Harry Potter” May Get Rebooted As A Series For HBO Max
Today in Hollywood Is Repeating Shit, Again news: the immensely successful Harry Potter may be getting a reboot series at HBO. The last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, was released in 2011. I guess Warner Bros. feels like a little over a decade is enough time to reboot the entire damn thing because that’s what they’re reportedly looking to do. And they’re trying to bring JK Rowling on as a producer. If the series happens and JK Rowling signs on, that means she may do press for the show. Well, I guess HBO Max executives all own stock in Tylenol since this could be one big giant PR headache disaster.
Deadline says that HBO Max’s possible Harry Potter series will devote each season to one of the seven books. And it will join all the other Harry Potter shit that exists already, like The Fantastic Beasts movies, The Cursed Child play, the Hogwarts Legacy video game, etc.
The long-rumored Harry Potter TV series for HBO Max is on track to clear the biggest hurdle in its path to the screen: a deal with the books’ author JK Rowling who has creative control over any exploitation of her work.
Warner Bros is in talks with Rowling to join the project as a producer, Deadline has confirmed. Once she comes on board, the project, which is in nascent stages, is expected to look for a writer…
The series would be produced by Warner Bros Television… HBO Max and its then-parent company WarnerMedia started exploring a potential Harry Potter TV series a couple of years ago.
Apparently, this Harry Potter do-over was a big priority of Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav after the merger with Discovery was completed.
Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav has stressed multiple times his focus of franchises, with mining the Harry Potter IP identified as a priority. He has met multiple times with Rowling and has spoken up in support of the author who has been involved in an ongoing controversy over her comments on transgender issues.
I don’t know how, but I am certain JK will inject a transgender villain into this storyline. Voldemort is gonna be trans, or maybe Bellatrix Lestrange. And here’s hoping that HBO decides to hire Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson, and then he can absolutely destroy the series from the inside out, ruining it with gratuitous and morally questionable sexual escapades, like he allegedly did for The Weeknd‘s show, The Idol. Get ready to see the Harry Potter teens butt chug firewhisky in the dorms at Hogwarts. That would explain all the shit on the floor.
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