Pack your bags, because it looks like we are heading back to Hogwarts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new, live-action series based on J.K. Rowling’s popular novels is in “early development” at HBO Max. Sources recently told the outlet that company executives “have engaged in multiple conversations with potential writers exploring various ideas that would bring the beloved property to television.”
That said, apparently Warner Bros. is denying the reports at the moment. Though Variety separately confirmed the project through its own sources, a statement from WB to them read, “There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform.” Hmm…
We’re not completely surprised to hear that the Harry Potter world is expanding. The popular books, which follow our favorite wizards, Harry, Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley, inspired eight films that grossed an impressive $7 billion and have continued to grow in popularity throughout the years.