Warner Bros. Discovery is officially working on a Harry Potter series for its new streaming service, Max. The series was recently rumored to be in development, and now we know that it’s officially on the way.
In a press release, the company says it will be a “decade-long series produced with the same epic craft, love and care this global franchise is known for.” The show will have a new cast playing the series’ iconic characters, and Warner Bros. Discovery promises that “each season will be authentic to the original books.” The original movies will still be “available to watch globally,” even with this new show in development.
Author J.K. Rowling will be among the show’s executive producers. The author has been heavily criticized for her hurtful comments toward the transgender community, but the series remains immensely popular; Hogwarts Legacy, the recently launched video game set in the Wizarding World, sold 12 million copies in its first two weeks.