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Harry Potter live-action TV shows in development

January 26th, 2021 by Marc Comments


There’s no doubt the Harry Potter franchise is one of the most lucrative around – although it took a hot with the most recent movie instalment, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald but, in fairness, that’s most because it wasn’t very good.

But this has not slowed anything down. We know the third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise is coming and now, it seems, the Potter-verse is to get an even larger expansion.

Following the news that Tom Ascheim will serve as Warner Bros’ primary representative in its relationship with creator JK Rowling and her reps, agent Neil Blair and Blair Partnership Chief Creative Officer James McKnight, it seems there’s already plans to delve deeper into the world of Witches, Wizards and Hogwarts.

Ascheim is the head of WB’s kids, young adults and classics division and now he will be “expanding the Wizarding World property for the studio’s various outlets and platform partners”. So there’s a lot of magical content coming, it seems.

HBO Max has been confirmed as being the home of future Harry Potter live-action TV shows, although things are currently at a very early stage

It seems that, as of yet, no writers or talent are currently attached to any specific projects, so this is all still a long way away, but HBO Max and WB are very keen for this to happen and they both see Harry Potter as being the next MCU or DCEU with a vast universe out there waiting to be explored and developed. It should be added that Harry Potter has now become the name for the franchise like Star Wars or MCU and the shows will not necessarily be about HArry but his world.

So, while we have no more details to give you now, rest-assured the wizarding world has only begun to be explored at this stage.

I’m a big Harry Potter fan going back to the original books and movies and both my children have discovered them since and are big fans and I have written here before about my son being as excited about the first Fantastic Beasts movie as I was about a Star Wars movie or a new DC movie, so this is a big deal at my house and I’m sure there’s many more like us out there.

Are you one of them? I want to know how excited you are about this news.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….