According to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, executives from the streaming service HBO Max have held a series of meetings with writers as part of a project to bring the Harry Potter story into series format.
Sources say the series is in the early stages of development and HBO Max executives and its creators at WarnerMedia are still exploring various ideas that could contribute to a Harry Potter TV format.
That said, there are reportedly no writers or creatives for the project yet, as it is at a very early stage and no deals or contracts have been made yet.
“There is no ‘Harry Potter’ series in development at the studio or on a streaming platform,” HBO Max and Warner Bros. confirmed to the publication.
Expanding the Harry Potter universe remains a top priority for HBO Max and Warner Bros. who, along with Joan Rowling, control the rights to that intellectual property. Harry Potter is one of Warner Bros.’s most valuable pieces of intellectual property.
Rowling’s series of seven books has been adapted into eight feature-length films that have grossed more than $7 billion at the worldwide box office. Warner Bros. also has a series of “Fantastic Creatures” prequel films, the third installment of which will be released next year, with two more likely to come later.
Earlier, the star of the Harry Potter films admitted that he dreams of returning to filming. Actor Rupert Grint, who played wizard Ron Weasley, said he has always loved his character and would love to repeat the experience of filming.