It appears that a return to Hogwarts is imminent because Warner Bros. is allegedly close to finalising a contract to launch a Harry Potter television series at HBO Max. J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter serie. He is reportedly leading development and is close to joining the project as a producer alongside Warner Bros. Television, even if the arrangement has not yet been signed.
The upcoming Harry Potter TV series, which is in development at HBO Max. It is expected to feature one of Rowling’s seven Harry Potter books per season. As per Bloomberg, the show will likely introduce new storylines that intersect with those of the original books and films. With extended plotlines being created to further explore the world of Rowling’s books. The executives at Warner Bros. and HBO Max are reportedly in talks with Rowling to involve her in the project. Marking her first involvement with a Harry Potter adaptation since 2011’s Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Rowling has previously written and co-produced the three Fantastic Beasts spinoff movies.
Harry Potter TV Reboot in the Works, but No Word on Original Cast
Details regarding the upcoming Harry Potter TV series remain unclear, including whether or not original stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint will be involved. Additionally, it is reported that author J.K. Rowling will not act as the showrunner but instead serve as a producer to ensure that the show remains loyal to the original books. The series is part of Warner Bros.’ new streaming strategy. Which aims to create a unified streaming service featuring content from HBO and Discovery.
Unpacking Rowling: A Look at the Author’s Turbulent Controversies
Given that Rowling has drawn criticism over the years for some of her strong opinions towards the transgender community. The series may suffer as a result of her involvement. This includes her assertion that “erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of people to truly discuss their lives” in relation to the transgender community. Among other contentious tweets concerning transgender women.
After claiming to support “any trans person’s right to live any manner that seems real and comfortable to them,” Rowling went on to make further anti-LGBTQ comments and write writings that are critical of transgender persons. Numerous people in the Harry Potter universe, such as Radcliffe, Watson, Grint, and Fantastic Beasts actor Eddie Redmayne, have resorted to denouncing her speech.
It’s not looking good for Rowling’s money account with all of these ongoing debates about her Gay values. According to a recent report, the income of Bront Film and TV. A production business in which Rowling holds a majority stake, dropped by 74%. While some of this decline can be attributed to the suspension of performances during COVID-19. The Broadway spinoff Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had reopened by 2021, implying at least a portion of that financial loss occurred after the play’s resumption – and amidst Rowling’s inflammatory comments. Hence, it is likely that Rowling is not benefiting from these ongoing scandals. It is yet unclear how the general public will view this new series.