Max Officially Announces Harry Potter Reboot Series
Published 2 months ago
A few weeks ago, reports were going around that WB was in final talks to produce a reboot of the Harry Potter franchise as a series, and while there was a lot of fan backlash online, it looks like the studio is officially moving forward.
Watch the announcement of the incoming Harry Potter series from the rebranded ‘Max’:
The video comes with this description: Max has ordered the first ever #HarryPotter scripted television series, a faithful adaptation of the iconic books.
Original Potter author J.K. Rowling is said to be attached as an executive prer for the series, and it’s said that each season will be covering one book (pretty much like His Dark Materials). The show will cast a new trio of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermoine Granger; and it’s also said that this time the series will be more diverse when it comes to casting.
Though the Potter films weren’t perfect, I thought that they were definitely great spectacle films that also presented a solid fantasy world and told a timeless story. While I understand the appeal of going the reboot/sequel route, I think a retelling of the series definitely has potential.
Honestly, my only gripe about the films is that we didn’t get a Quidditch World Cup scene in Goblet of Fire, but maybe a series has enough time to really cover it, as well as the dropped characters and sub-plots like Winky the House-Elf, Ron’s brother Charlie, and Rita Skeeter’s Animagus status.
No release date has been set for the Harry Potter reboot, but watch out for it on Max.