The Scripted Television Series Will Be A Faithful Adaptation Of The Beloved Original Harry Potter Books Written By J.K. Rowling
During the unveiling of the Max streaming service on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles, it was announced today that Max has placed an order for an original scripted television series based on the popular “Harry Potter” book series by author and executive producer, J.K. Rowling. The series will be a faithful adaptation of the books and will be produced by Warner Bros. Television. The new Max Original series will be available both in the US and globally.
A decade-long series will be produced based on each of Rowling’s Harry Potter books, with the same level of attention, care, and epic quality that the global franchise is famous for. The series will introduce a new cast to attract a new generation of fans and will include the familiar characters, fantastic detail, and dramatic locations that have made Harry Potter so popular for more than 25 years. Each season will stay true to the original books and will introduce these incredible adventures to new audiences worldwide, while the original films will remain the heart of the franchise and will be available globally.
“We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way,” said Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, of 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.”
“Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I’m looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long-form television series,” said J.K. Rowling.
Max in association with Brontë Film and TV, and Warner Bros. Television. Executive produced by J.K. Rowling, Neil Blair, and Ruth Kenley-Letts. David Heyman is currently in talks to executive produce.