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While the Fantastic Beasts franchise is currently in a new low after Crimes of Grindelwald, WB looks to be taking a leaf out of Disney’s book and is expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with their streaming service HBO Max.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO Max is currently ‘engaged in multiple conversations’ about bringing the world of Harry Potter to television and multiple writers have been asked about developing a pitch for the streaming platform.
It’s worth noting that WB is making it clear that no series has been greenlit as of now, but the search is on to find someone who could bring a meaningful expansion to J.K. Rowlings’ world of witchcraft and wizardry.
With Fantastic Beasts already taking the 20s and the Hogwarts Legacy came taking place even earlier, there are a lot of other eras that the Wizarding World can explore. If anything, HBO could pull another Watchmen and have a reboot/sequel about Harry Potter focused on new characters with older characters making cameo appearances here and there. With a lot of fans rejecting the storyline of Cursed Child, it would be great if we can have something new introduced to the canon; I would very much like to see how wizards and witches would deal with newer technology like smartphones and the internet. Maybe we can finally see a world where wizards and muggles finally come to understand each other?
That’s just a pitch off the top of my head. In the meantime, fans can just wait for Fantastic Beasts 3 which is set to come out July 15, 2022.