Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Max Picks Up 'Harry Potter' Series Adaptation with J.K. Rowling Executive Producing

Max has today given a series order to the original drama series Harry Potter - an adaptation of the book series by J.K. Rowling. The order was announced during Warner Bros. Discovery's unveiling of the Max streaming service today.

The stories from each of Rowling's Harry Potter books will become a decade-long series produced with the same epic craft, love and care this global franchise is known for. The series will feature a new cast to lead a new generation of fandom, full of the fantastic detail, much loved characters and dramatic locations that Harry Potter fans have loved for over twenty-five years. Each season will be authentic to the original books and bring Harry Potter and these incredible adventures to new audiences around the world, while the original, classic and beloved films will remain at the core of the franchise and available to watch globally.

A search is currently underway for a showrunner to helm the series. Rowling will executive produce with Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and David Heyman. Warner Bros. Television and Brontë Film & TV will produce.

"We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way," said Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO & Max Content. "Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon and it is clear there is such an enduring love and thirst for the Wizarding World. In partnership with Warner Bros. Television and J.K. Rowling, this new Max Original series will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy for all of these years."