UNITED STATES: Rejoice, Potterheads! The magical fantasy novel series penned by renowned writer JK Rowling, Harry Potter, is set to get a television adaptation. Earlier, reports have been circulating regarding the series announcement, and now, HBO Max made it official on April 12.
Harry Potter reboot announcement
Warner Bros’ streaming giant dropped the announcement clip on its social media handles. The OTT behemoth wrote, “Your Hogwarts letter is here. Max has ordered the first ever #HarryPotter scripted television series, a faithful adaptation of the iconic books. #StreamOnMax.”
The reimagined adaptation of the cherished Harry Potter book series will have a new cast. All seven of the series’ books, which were released between 1997 and 2007, will serve as the basis for the entire TV show. The series will be available on HBO Max.
Recently, Warner Bros Discovery CEO, David Zaslav, announced the new service on April 12. As per HBO Max, “The series will have a fresh cast to guide a younger fanbase and will still have all the amazing details, beloved characters, and exciting settings that Harry Potter fans have come to love for more than 25 years.”
“While the original, beloved, and famous films continue to be the foundation of the franchise and are accessible worldwide, each season will be true to the source books and introduce Harry Potter and his wonderful adventures to new audiences across the world,” as per Max.
JK Rowling will executively produce the series, joining hands with Neil Blair and Ruth Kenley-Letts. She stated, “I value Max’s dedication to upholding the integrity of my works, and I’m excited to be a part of this new adaptation, which will enable a level of depth and richness only possible with a long-form television series.”
The author was absent from the 20th-anniversary reunion special for the first feature film, which has previously brought all the cast members under one roof, reminiscing on their time together with the good old spell of the magic book over the audience.
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