The Harry Potter movie franchise was considered a solid batch of films, but it looks like WB Discovery is going the reboot route with J.K. Rowling.
Bloomberg reports that WB is nearing a deal for a Potter remake that will take the original seven novels and turn them into an online TV series. Each season will be covering one book, and Rowling herself is said to be attached as to ensure that the show remains faithful to her work.
The entire Potter movie franchise had started with Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001, ending with the second part of Deathly Hallows releasing in 2011—making a total of 10 years to tell the whole story. The series actually celebrated its 20-year anniversary back in 2021 with a reunion from the main cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.
With the films still pretty much beloved by fans after all these years, a lot of online reactions express that a full reboot could be ill-conceived; it would be like remaking the original Star Wars trilogy. It did seem that WB was aiming to expand the lore with the Wizarding World re-brand, but since the Fantastic Beasts franchise ended in a fizzle, it seems that the new heads would prefer to just rehash a story that’s worked in the past.
My guess? The reboot series would be cancelled after 1-2 seasons, but I do love to be proven wrong. There are multiple versions of classic characters like Sherlock Holmes, Batman, or James Bond. Maybe we’re just seeing one of several Potter reboots moving forward?
A Harry Potter reboot series hasn’t been officially announced.