A Harry Potter TV series is coming to HBO Max and fans don’t know how to feel

A lot of fans are excited about a potential Harry Potter TV series but others are done supporting J.K. Rowling

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J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is reportedly heading to HBO Max.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a live-action Harry Potter TV series is in early development at the WarnerMedia-backed streamer. HBO Max and Warner Bros. executives have reportedly had early-stage exploratory meetings with potential writers to look into possible ways of bringing the beloved fantasy franchise to the small screen.

But THR noted that no writers or talent are currently attached to the Harry Potter TV series, as the negotiations are still in the extremely early stages. This was reaffirmed by HBO Max and Warner Bros. in a statement, saying: “There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform.”

While nothing is official yet, it’s only a matter of time before the Wizarding World of Harry Potter make the leap to television. After all, several popular movie properties like Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have already started to expand their respective franchises on TV.

Of course, loyal Potterheads are excited about the possibility of a Harry Potter TV series. But some fans just don’t know how to feel about it especially after Rowling ― who controls the rights to franchise ― sparked backlash from the trans community after saying that transgender individuals should be defined by their biological sex.

Others, meanwhile, are more interested in seeing fresh and original content from HBO Max than having a spinoff or a reboot of the Harry Potter franchise.

It seems, however, that a lot of people are still eager to see the property expand in the form of a TV series, with many of them sharing their suggestions on what it should be about:

While it appears that it will take time for a Harry Potter TV series to materialize, the franchise is set to release the video game Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation 5 sometime in 2022. The third installment of the Fantastic Beasts film series is also slated to be released in July of that year, with two more Fantastic Beasts movies in the pipeline.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Digital Spy