Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
Consideration witches and wizards, a recent stay-motion Harry Potter sequence would be coming to HBO Max.
Executives of the WarnerMedia-backed streaming provider are reportedly in talks to lift the cherished book and film franchise to tv, in accordance to a Monday story from The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources with files of manufacturing plans.
“There are no Harry Potter sequence in building at the studio or on the streaming platform,” representatives from Warner Bros. and HBO Max urged CNBC in a commentary.
The Harry Potter sequence by J.Okay. Rowling has spawned spinoff books, 10 box-space of enterprise choices and theme park lands at Smartly-liked Studios in Florida and California. It’s thought to be one of essentially the most well-known gadgets of IP that Warner Bros. has in its vault.
Nonetheless, there are some complications. For one, Rowling composed controls the franchise and has a tell in the entirety bewitching the property. The creator has come below scrutiny for feedback made in regards to the trans neighborhood and has confronted backlash from even essentially the most staunch of Harry Potter followers.
Additionally, Warner Bros. signed a address NBCUniversal in 2016 that gave domestic TV distribution rights to its competitor, alongside side U.S. broadcast, cable and streaming rights to the total Wizarding World franchise. The deal does now not expire till 2025.
Disclosure: Comcast is the parent firm of NBCUniversal and CNBC.