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Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in 2010's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. The book and film franchise may be repurposed as a series on HBO Max.


Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in 2010's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." The book and film franchise may be repurposed as a series on HBO Max. Alamy



Could “The Boy Who Lived” see new life — on the small screen?
Rumors swirled Monday that a “Harry Potter” TV series is in development at HBO Max. There have long been talks of a “Potter”-verse series, according to Variety, but there was zero info revealed about this one — including cast, writers, or even the time period.

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When contacted by The Post, Warner Bros. and HBO Max released this killjoy joint statement: “There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform.”
That said, if something clandestine actually is in the works, it could be a redo of the “Harry Potter” books themselves, which came out between 1997 and 2007. After all, even with eight big-screen movie adaptations (grossing almost $8 billion worldwide), there’s plenty of material that was cut, such as a lot of the Marauder’s backstory, or Hermione’s house-elf crusade.
But a TV series could also easily be set in a different era in the rich “Harry Potter” world — after all, the spinoff movie franchise “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is set around World War II, several decades before the events of the series, when Dumbledore was young enough to be Jude Law. Harry’s parents’ generation is rife for a focus. A 1970s- and ’80s-era Hogwarts could be fascinating on-screen.
Would original cast members such as Daniel Radcliffe or Emma Watson be involved? Time will tell. There are also several scandals that might complicate that.
For one, author J.K. Rowling has come under fire lately for her controversial views on transgender people, which she outlined in a lengthy manifesto and could be an issue for the Potter series making a comeback. After a series of celebrity statements criticizing Rowling, “Harry Potter” headliner Radcliffe spoke out in support of the enduring franchise in June.
“To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you. I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you,” he said about Rowling’s statements.
The spinoff “Fantastic Beats” franchise — which still has three more movies coming — has also not been without controversy, as star Johnny Depp exited the venture under a cloud of domestic violence allegations.
The “Potter” books have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide and remain a hit, so they could also be controversy-proof as a pop-culture juggernaut.


Wow they really don't want ppl to see that Dumbeldong
 

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I don't think you'd be allowed to make a Harry Potter television show in the current year without making Hermione a nigggo like she was in that shitty play, Dumbledore an over the top faggot, and adding in multiple MtF tranny characters to show that JK Loling isn't a transphobe anymore.
 

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Between the stuff with Rowling on Twitter and kicking Depp off the third Fantastic Beasts movie(and the shitty second one), it be a miracle if anything movie or tv related gets made.

I liked the books a lot, movies were okay, and I hear the theme park is cool. That’s enough.
The new Hogwarts Legacy looks good...but was delayed to 2022. Not a good start to the year for the franchise honestly.
 

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Times are too different these days and culture is dead by comparison now, they need to let the franchise die and move on to something else.

The franchise made 7bn dollars for the studio, is the cornerstone of their theme park and the centre of a huge merchandising empire.
Warner's and HBO have a streaming service that needs content to drive subscribers and compete with Netflix and Disney.
There is no way they aren't going to capitalize on their most valuable IP in the same manner that Disney have with Starwars and the MCU.
The rumour was probably a kite flying exercise to see if it would fly.
That they deny a series is in the works speaks volumes as to the power of the trans lobby and how much a media mega Corp actually fears shrieking cat ladies on Twitter.
If it's a non flyer that's a good thing, because there is no way a series wouldn't immediately bend the knee and inevitably depict a tranny using zir's wand to dilate in Hogwarts gender neutral bathrooms.
 

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I don't think you'd be allowed to make a Harry Potter television show in the current year without making Hermione a nigggo like she was in that shitty play, Dumbledore an over the top faggot, and adding in multiple MtF tranny characters to show that JK Loling isn't a transphobe anymore.
Believe it or not I could imagine that happening in the near future if Harry Potter is still relevant. Like imagine a trailer for a new Harry Potter movie or show where the cast is introduced and it's basically everything opposite in what made Harry Potter enjoyable to watch in the first place. But it would please the rabid SJW twitter crowd like with Star Wars.
 

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I think an animated series made to look like the original illustrations would be cool.

But even if it was another live action adaption I have heard some of the books got pretty chopped up by the movie adaptions, so a TV series with more room to breath isn't a bad idea, save for the political baggage surrounding the franchise.
 

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I think an animated series made to look like the original illustrations would be cool.

But even if it was another live action adaption I have heard some of the books got pretty chopped up by the movie adaptions, so a TV series with more room to breath isn't a bad idea, save for the political baggage surrounding the franchise.
A cartoon based on the style of the old trading cards/UK book covers would be pretty great.
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A cartoon based on the style of the old trading cards/UK book covers would be pretty great.
Before the Movies the Harry Potter art style was very visually distinctive and would make for a good high budget animated series

Though there would need to be some tone management because everything SOO LOUD color wise.

There are sticker books done in that art style I had as a kid and it was very compelling art, you sort of see it come through in the first harry potter PC game too.

Its just a fun style.
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I want them to do a Harry Potter series, but in a completely different genre. Like, he’s a corrupt cop or a bounty hunter in the Old West or something. No reference whatsoever to magic or fantasy elements. But it should be really mature, compelling and well-made, so the fandom gets flooded with people who hate the kiddy shit and only want to talk about the episode where the Goblet of Fire tong assassinate Hagrid for attempting to smuggle heroin on their turf.
 

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I want them to do a Harry Potter series, but in a completely different genre. Like, he’s a corrupt cop or a bounty hunter in the Old West or something. No reference whatsoever to magic or fantasy elements. But it should be really mature, compelling and well-made, so the fandom gets flooded with people who hate the kiddy shit and only want to talk about the episode where the Goblet of Fire tong assassinate Hagrid for attempting to smuggle heroin on their turf.
Western is coming back thanks to the Mandalorian, (Atleast for the young'ins, it never left for boomers) there is real opportunity with the HP property there.
Plus that genre is perfectly attuned to the 1-shot kill curse which plagues that IP.
 

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Before the Movies the Harry Potter art style was very visually distinctive and would make for a good high budget animated series

Though there would need to be some tone management because everything SOO LOUD color wise.

There are sticker books done in that art style I had as a kid and it was very compelling art, you sort of see it come through in the first harry potter PC game too.

Its just a fun style.
I have a dislike for people who take the movie look as the default. My biggest pet peeve is them showing the characters in regular finishing school clothes instead of the books' robes. It's an instant giveaway that you are a movies first poser.
 
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