JK Rowling’s world of Harry Potter is getting the reboot treatment, with a new cast bringing the famous stories to the small screen.
According to the BBC, the plan is for each season to contain the story of one of the seven best-selling books. There has even been a timeline mooted, with the projected timeline for the series being 10 years.
Of course, this is not the first time that Rowling’s books have been adapted for the screen, with Daniel Radcliffe portraying Potter in a series of blockbuster movies.
A press release from Warner Bros Discovery discussed how this latest adaptation will bring these characters to life for a new generation. It read: “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.”
The show will feature on Discovery’s new Max streaming service, which will be launching in the United States on May 23rd.
Rowling will act as an executive producer on the series and says that Max’s commitment to the source material was a key reason for her in allowing this series to get made. She said: “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.”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the first book published in the series which went on to sell over 600 million copies. Published in 1997, the manuscript for that first book was rejected by 12 publishing houses before Rowling received a positive response.
Recently, Rowling has become a controversial figure due to her position regarding gender identity. This has caused some of the stars from the original movie series to distance themselves from her views.
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