Harry Potter TV show in development, possible tactic to launch Warner Bros. streaming service

in Entertainment, Harry Potter, Islands of Adventure, Movies, Movies & TV, Television, Universal Orlando

Harry Potter

Credit: Warner Bros.

Harry Potter” fans have now gone on eight years since the original films came to an epic conclusion. And to cope, fans have been getting their fix of J.K. Rowling’s magical tales from the “Fantastic Beasts” film series. However, it seems “Harry Potter” buffs may have something else to calm their wizarding desires, potentially an original TV series!

According to sources close to We Got This Covered, it seems that a “Harry Potter” television show could be in the early stages of development at Warner Bros. Reportedly, the new show would be featured exclusively on their upcoming streaming service–possibly as a means to draw new subscribers?

Hogwarts Castle
Credit: Warner Bros.

It’s been said that the show will be a prequel and take place mostly at Hogwarts and around different parts of Europe. At this time, not many plot details have been revealed. Although, it’s been said that the show would feature all new characters, with the only connection to the original film series being that it’s set in the same universe as the books were.

Warner Bros. is keeping quiet about the potential show and as with a lot of TV series in development, not all go into production. All the same, this is still exciting news to think that the Harry Potter franchise could continue through another means.

Fantastic Beasts
Credit: Warner Bros.

The franchise still lives on to this day through the “Fantastic Beast” series and another series of ebooks just released by J.K. Rowling. And just recently, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure opened an all-new attraction themed after Hagrid–which we’re quite fond of!

If this show were to go into production, it would be really exciting for fans. Especially for those who have followed the franchise since its beginning, when it was only a children’s book series in 1997.  This new show would also be a great tool for persuading new users to pick up another monthly streaming service as well. Warner Bros. will be facing an uphill battle when launching their own service given the fact that Netflix is already a huge player in the streaming game and Disney is gearing up to launch their own streaming service later this year.

What are your thoughts on a potential Harry Potter television series? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: We Got This Covered  

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    Emma

    And where can I apply as a staff writer?

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    Tori

    “It’s been said that the show will be a prequel and take place mostly at Hogwarts and around different parts of Europe.”

    Cue me getting super excited thinking Marauders?!?!!!!

    “Although, it’s been said that the show would feature all new characters, with the only connection to the original film series being that it’s set in the same universe as the books were.”

    Excitement gone. Extreme disappointment setting in. Can’t they do anything right?

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      JR

      Who cares about the marauders? Just a group of high school bullies. Would prefer a Hogwarts origin story for sure.

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    Brittany

    Where do I audition? 😍⚡️✨

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    Jeri

    I would be thrilled to see more of Harry and the gang

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    Dee

    Please use the proper house emblem and colors for Ravenclaw this time. Please.

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      Jen

      I would like to see something regarding – post Battle of Hogwarts but before “20 years later”. Hermione’s final year at Hogwart’s. Harry & Ron going into Auror training. Jinny becoming a great Quidditch player. Their lives as young adults in the Wizarding World.

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    barbra

    is JK Rowling behind this project? cant have a show with out her input its her world maybe of they made her pottermore site part of the tv series might be ok and the special effects arent cheesy and it would depend on the target audiance most of the hp fans are older now and want grown up material ive seen plenty of fan based material on youtube that looked prettry good their are alot of ifs i guess if it happens we can always hope for the best

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    Brendan bowman-clift

    HARRY POTTER SERIES IS A MUST! IVE BEEN DYING TO SEE JAMES AND LILY AND SERIUS AND REMUS AT SCHOOL AS A PREQUEL! At this point on the timeline, Tom riddle will still be a student at Hogwarts with slughorn as a professor and albus would be a teacher at this point and we get to see the original formation of the order of the Phoenix. And bellatrix would still be a student aswell. Do you see where this is going? Please i sincerely hope it’s along these lines as I am deeply fascinated and indulge in the entire storyline, especially the untold backstory.

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