If Warner Bros. agrees to produce a Harry Potter Max Original series on HBO Max, it would be the first time that the beloved books and movies have been adapted for television. Fans of the series would get to enjoy new stories set in an imaginary world that exists beyond J.K. Rowling’s novels, which means no more Ron Weasley or Hermione Granger bickering about strategy for their Hogwarts Quidditch matches.
Rowling’s reluctance to authorize the series could mean that her Harry Potter universe is only set in stone for film adaptations and not the small screen. This would be a huge setback for Warner Bros. since they had been planning on making a series based on Rowling’s work even before Amazon announced it was purchasing rights to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
It will be interesting to see if the upcoming series, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, will generate as much excitement as the eight films based on the series. Fans of the book series may feel disappointed that there is not a lot of footage from the original books in this new game, but it is possible that Potterheads everywhere will be excited about a future series based on Hogwarts Mystery.
The success of the Harry Potter brand demonstrates the power of a well executed intellectual property. With numerous products and spinoffs, fans continue to buy in to the characters and world created by J.K. Rowling. While there are several other Blockbuster video game franchises that could use a little magic of their own (Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, etc.), Harry Potter has cemented itself as one of the best examples for staying true to your fans and giving them something new and exciting every time they journey back into your world.
Warner Bros. is reportedly planning to make a new Harry Potter movie every two years, starting in 2022. This news comes after the company said it would take “full advantage” of its IP, including Harry Potter. Casting for the next film is already underway, and fans areexcited to see what new adventures the wizarding world will witness next.
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HBO is planning to release a number of new films based on popular franchises such as The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Other projects in development include a prequel series for Stephen King’s “It” and more “Game of Thrones” projects. James Gunn and Peter Safran have been brought on board to reboot the DC Universe, which promises to be exciting news for fans.
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