HBO Max now known as Max revealed exciting news for the Harry Potter fans in April this year. The streaming platform is working on a TV series based on the beloved Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. The upcoming series is being called the “Faithful” to the official book series. But, fans of the famous Harry Potter movies that were released from 2001 to 2009 already consider the movies pretty faithful to the books. Also, Max has big plans for the Harry Potter series, and Max wants the series to be a “decade-long” series. It is hard for the fans to imagine their fan-favorite characters being played by the new faces.
However, there are rumors of the Harry Potter series being canceled by the streaming platform. In this article, we will explain why the future of the upcoming Harry Potter series is in danger.
Is the Harry Potter series being canceled?
No, there is no official announcement about the cancelation of the TV series yet. But, people from the trans community are enraged by Max’s new project. J.K. Rowling is famous for her provocative comments about the trans community which has led to people canceling their subscriptions. People took to X to express their feelings about the upcoming series;
“Guess I’m not renewing my subscription. Literally so gross and I bet it flips after 1 maybe 2 seasons. And that’s being generous. Do better HBO. Give us original stories that aren’t founded by a bigoted nightmare. #TransRightAreHumanRights“
But, not everyone is against the new addition to the Max. Some are eagerly waiting to see the new project.
How the TV series is different from the movie franchise?
According to Casey Bloys the CEO and chairman of HBO and Max Content, the series is expected to run for 10 consecutive years. This has debunked the rumors that each season of the show will be focusing on each book. Also, the fantastic beasts will not be part of the Harry Potter series universe.
The J.K Rowling’s production company’s profit has been flat for years after the film franchise ended. So, it seems like the TV series might ignite some passion in the hard-core fans of the wizard world.
The Harry Potter TV series is expected to release in 2025 or 2026. Max wants to put out the series as soon as possible to grow the audience for their streaming platform.
Harry Potter series at Max is not canceled and it might be good news for the fans who are excited to see the magical world of Hogwarts back on their screens. All the creators have stated that the upcoming series will give fans a glimpse into the wizarding world like never before.