Harry Potter TV series promises to adapt the books more faithfully
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The Harry Potter franchise is one of the biggest forms of entertainment on the planet whether you're talking about the novels, movies, video games, or upcoming TV series.
The Harry Potter TV series from HBO was announced back in April 2023 and it's fair to say that it had a mixed reception. For starters, it’s going to be strange seeing other actors play the iconic roles that we grew up with in the movies. What’s more, there are many that stand firmly against the creator of the franchise, the controversial J.K. Rowling who will be an executive producer for the adaptation.
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As of right now, we don't know a lot about the Harry Potter TV series. All we know for sure is that, like the movies, it will be inspired by the novels with each book being adapted into a season. It is expected that the TV series should last a decade, assuming that it is a consistent success for HBO and Warner Bros. Whether that happens or not, remains to be seen.
At the time of writing, no actors have been cast (at least not publicly) nor do we have a release date. Hopefully, those details will arrive in the coming months. The only thing we have to chew on is its announcement trailer, which revealed very little, other than the series is happening.
That being said, it’s been stated that the series will be faithful to the novels, perhaps even more so than the movies. When speaking to Total Film, executive producer David Heyman said: “It's early days. We haven't even hired a writer to begin writing. It's a bit early. But hopefully [it will be] something that’s very special, and gives us an opportunity to see the books, and to enjoy a series which explores the books more deeply.”
In somewhat related news, Hogwarts Legacy, the video game inspired by the Wizarding World, now has a New Game Plus thanks to the hard work of fans. Furthermore, fans are said to be delighted with this free RPG set after the events of Deathly Hallows.
It is expected that the Harry Potter TV series will premiere on Max (formerly HBO Max) sometime between 2025 to 2026.