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 pertaining to HBO Max.
Executives of the WarnerMedia-backed streaming service are apparently in speak with bring the cherished book and movie franchise to tv, according to a Monday report from The Hollywood Reporter, pointing out sources with understanding of production strategies.
“There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform,” agents from Warner Bros. and HBO Max informed CNBC in a declaration.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling has actually generated spinoff books, 10 box-office functions and amusement park lands at Universal Studios in Florida and California. It is among the most important pieces of IP that Warner Bros. has in its vault.
However, there are some issues. For one, Rowling still manages the franchise and has a say in whatever including the residential or commercial property. The author has actually come under examination for remarks made about the trans neighborhood and has actually dealt with reaction from even the most devoted of Harry Potter fans.
Additionally, Warner Bros. signed a handle NBCUniversal in 2016 that provided domestic TELEVISION circulation rights to its rival, consisting of U.S. broadcast, cable television and streaming rights to the whole Wizarding World franchise. The offer does not end till 2025.
Read the complete report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Disclosure: Comcast is the moms and dad business of NBCUniversal and CNBC.