Warner Bros. Discovery and HBO have officially announced a new adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s book series “Harry Potter” in the form of a TV series. Previously, it was reported that the studio plans to adapt all seven novels in the series, dedicating each season to a different book. The “Fantastic Beasts” series will not be part of the show, and the show will be a “faithful adaptation” of the original source material.
The central cast of the series will consist of new actors who are not connected to the previous Warner Bros. films of “Harry Potter.” However, stars from the previous adaptations of Rowling’s books, such as Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, may play supporting roles or make cameo appearances in the show.
Producers of the Harry Potter Series project
Rowling serves as an executive producer of the series alongside Neil Blair (“Too Close”) and Ruth Kenley-Letts (“The Cuckoo’s Calling”). David Heyman (“Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood”) is in talks to join them. Currently, the project does not have a showrunner or screenwriter, but HBO is actively searching for someone to fill that role.
When to wait for the premiere of the Harry Potter series
The premiere of the series is expected to take place in 2025 or 2026.