HBO Max is reportedly inching closer to a potential remake of the beloved fantasy franchise "Harry Potter". The streaming giant is said to be in talks with Warner producers to acquire the rights to make a TV series, with J.K. Rowling, the creator of the book series, being offered the position of head producer for the show.
While nothing has been officially confirmed, it is rumoured that the TV series will focus on one of the seven books from the fantasy novel series each season. For those unfamiliar with the storyline, the series follows the journey of a young orphan boy named Harry Potter, who discovers on his eleventh birthday that he is a wizard and begins attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Along with his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry faces many challenges as they try to stop the evil wizard Voldemort from regaining power and taking over the wizarding world.
The Harry Potter franchise is a beloved multimedia universe that includes the original book series, a series of eight films produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, several video games, stage productions, merchandise, and theme parks. The films, which closely follow the plot of the books, have grossed over $7 billion worldwide and have become some of the highest-grossing films of all time. However, the franchise has recently faced criticism due to poor reception of the "Fantastic Beasts" movies and controversial comments made by Rowling about transgender rights, leading many fans to boycott the franchise.
Despite this, HBO and Warner Media have reportedly been developing the idea of a TV series for the past two years, and fans are hopeful that the franchise can return to its former glory with the right guidance and direction. With Rowling's creative input, the show could potentially bring the magic of the original books and movies to a new generation of fans. As of now, fans eagerly await any official confirmation regarding the TV series.
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