A live-action Harry Potter TV series is reportedly in the works at HBO Max.
The project is described as in “extremely early stages,” with the streamer merely having conversations with writers looking into various ideas. The studio and HBO Max are both outright denying having a project officially in development as of yet.
The situation sounds a bit similar with what’s going on with Game of Thrones. It was reported HBO is meeting with writers and exploring new titles based on author George R.R. Martin’s works to the service in an effort to greenlight new titles in the world of Westeros, yet that’s likewise still in early days.
Bringing Harry Potter to the small screen for the first time would be a pretty dramatic and inevitable move. The streaming service wars combined with the success and coming expansion of Disney+’s Star Wars series The Mandalorian is provoking a likeminded scramble to mine proven cinematic properties for television.