Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
Attention witches and wizards, a brand new live-action Harry Potter series might be coming to HBO Max.
Executives of the WarnerMedia-backed streaming service are reportedly in talks to convey the beloved guide and movie franchise to tv, based on a report from The Hollywood Reporter revealed Monday.
Representatives from HBO Max and WarnerMedia didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.
The Harry Potter guide series by J.Okay. Rowling has spawned spinoff books, 10 field workplace options and theme park lands at Universal Studios in Florida and California. It is likely one of the most respected items of IP that Warner Bros. has in its vault.
However, there are some problems. For one, Rowling nonetheless controls the franchise and has a say in every little thing involving the property. The writer has come underneath scrutiny for feedback made in regards to the trans group and has confronted backlash from even probably the most loyal of Harry Potter followers.
Additionally, Warner Bros. signed a cope with NBCUniversal in 2016 that gave home TV distribution rights to its competitor, together with U.S. broadcast, cable and streaming rights to all the Wizarding World franchise. The deal would not expire till 2025.
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