A live-action TV series based on the world of Harry Potter could be coming to HBO Max, Deadline has learned.
At present, there is no concept to adapt JK Rowling’s work as a television and there is no team in place but the streamer has been having “exploratory conversations”, according to a source. . A spinoff series is a logical move for the franchise, as Warner Bros. seeks to exploit one of its most valuable properties across its multiple platforms; Disney, for example, has spinoff series on its streaming platform for Star wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warner Bros. is already doing this with its DC Universe, especially with the Batman franchise, which includes a spinoff series on HBO Max.
“There is no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform,” HBO Max and Warner Bros. in a press release.
Any potential Harry Potter TV series would be led by HBO Programming President Casey Bloys, who will also oversee original content for HBO Max and the linear networks TNT, TBS, and TruTV. Toby Emmerich, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, is the supervisor of the movie franchise. Rowling and her team have a creative endorsement on any exploration of Harry Potter’s intellectual property, including on television.
The rumbles, first reported by THR, come after last week Warner Bros. appointed its president for kids, young adults and classics, Tom Ascheim, to run the Wizarding World and Potter franchises, which include theme parks , tours and the $ 9.1 billion theatrical library that spans the Harry potter and fallout Fantastic beasts securities. As part of this assignment, Ascheim became the primary representative of WarnerMedia in its relationship with Rowling and her representatives.