Warner Bros. in talks a couple of Harry Potter TV sequence for HBO Max
Warner Bros. is in talks a couple of Harry Potter Max Unique sequence on HBO Max, a supply with information of the matter confirmed to TechCrunch. The corporate is nowhere close to hanging a deal but, the supply tells us.
Bloomberg was the primary to report in regards to the potential deal. Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) CEO David Zaslav and HBO chief Casey Bloys have apparently been making an attempt to persuade creator J.Okay. Rowling to approve the sequence.
Potterheads all over the place will possible be excited a couple of future sequence, being that Harry Potter is total the best-selling ebook sequence, with over 600 million copies offered. In whole, the eight movies primarily based on the sequence generated $7.7 billion in worldwide ticket gross sales.
The Harry Potter model has changed into many merchandise and spinoffs, with the newest being the online game Hogwarts Legacy, which Warner Bros. revealed in February and has offered greater than 12 million copies to this point. There’s additionally a stage manufacturing known as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster” that had its official opening evening on June 19, 2022.
Warner Bros. has wished to do extra with the favored ebook sequence for a very long time. The corporate beforehand stated it could take “full benefit” of its IP, together with Harry Potter, noted Zaslav through the This fall 2022 earnings name.
“I consider that we’ve got an awesome benefit within the market with the IP that we personal,” Zaslav stated. “We’ve the strongest hand within the business, with essentially the most full portfolio of property and globally famend franchises, personalities and storytelling IP throughout sports activities, information, nonfiction and leisure, in nearly each area of the globe and in each language.”
Different plans embody new movies primarily based on The Lord of the Rings franchise, a prequel sequence for Stephen King’s “It,” and extra “Recreation of Thrones” tasks. WBD has additionally introduced on filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran to reboot the DC Universe.
Subsequent week, the corporate will maintain a press convention to announce its new streaming technique, which is able to see a new streaming service that mixes HBO Max and Discovery+ content material.