TV & Showbiz
A Harry Potter TV show is reportedly in the works and could be a ‘reboot’
Each season would be based on one of the seven books, according to reports.
A new Harry Potter TV show is reportedly being discussed between Warner Bros., Discovery+ and HBO, and if rumblings are to be believed, it could be an outright ‘reboot’ of the franchise.
First broke by Bloomberg, the outlet claimed that Warner Bros. were “close to a deal” between creator JK Rowling for their new streaming platform which will to merge both HBO and Discovery+ later this year, with the author set to be “involved in the series to ensure it remains loyal to her original material”.
On the other hand, sources close to the Independenet have claimed that interested parties are simply “in talks” and little progress has been made thus far.
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Perhaps the most interesting part of this story (if reports are to be believed) is that the deal currently on the table apparently proposes at least seven series, with each season based off each of the original books, meaning the show would be afforded much more run-time to bring the source material to life.
While Rowling would be attached in the same manner as, say, George R. R. Martin was for the Game of Thrones TV series and countless other small screen adaptations, she would only serve as a consultant, not as showrunner.
Whether or not talk of a full-on Harry Potter reboot is genuine remains to be seen, but the potential for an expansion or spin-off of some sort is more than feasible, especially given how much lore the franchise has to draw from — the recent release of the Hogwarts Legacy game being just one example.
However, if the controversy surrounding this title and the backlash Rowling has continued to face over comments regarding the transgender community is anything to go by, rebooting some of pop-culture’s beloved movies and characters will be the least of Warner Bros. worries.
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