Boy wizard Harry Potter is headed to streaming tv in a brand new collection primarily based on the beloved books by creator JK Rowling.
Warner Bros Discovery introduced the collection on Wednesday as a part of the corporate’s plans for its Max streaming service, which mixes HBO Max with unscripted programming from Discovery.
The seven Harry Potter books have offered greater than 600 million copies worldwide. They had been tailored into blockbuster films starring Daniel Radcliffe that grossed $7.7 billion globally from 2001 to 2011.
The upcoming collection will characteristic a brand new forged, and every season might be dedicated to certainly one of Rowling’s books. The plan is for the collection to unfold over ten years.
Rowling will function an govt producer on the present.
“I am wanting ahead to being a part of this new adaptation which is able to permit for a level of depth and element solely afforded by a long-form tv collection,” Rowling stated in a press release.
Rowling has stirred controversy in recent times for feedback that had been criticized as trans-phobic. Harry Potter fan blogs and actors together with Radcliffe objected to her remarks.
Different new exhibits coming to Max embrace a brand new Recreation of Thrones prequel, titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, with creator George RR Martin serving as govt producer.
The collection might be set 100 years earlier than the occasions of Recreation of Thrones, a time when the Targaryen line holds the Iron Throne. The story will deal with a “younger, naive however brave knight” and his squire, the corporate stated.
Warner Bros Discovery didn’t announce launch dates for both present.
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