June 19, 2024

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Harry Potter could be rebooted for the small screen

Harry Potter could be rebooted for the small screen

Warner Bros. It originally adapted the Harry Potter books into a series of eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint between 2001 and 2011. bloombergTurning each book into a full season of television would “allow the writers to dig deeper” into the original stories.

But since the release of the original films, the franchise’s notoriety has been unearthed in author J.K. Rowling’s increasingly controversial comments about the transgender community. Fox He has a comprehensive schedule From Rowling’s comments over the years, which include describing the trans rights movement as “a powerful, cunning, misogynistic movement that has gained significant buy-in in highly influential areas of society” in The latest podcast. franchise stars including RadcliffeAnd Watson and Grint They publicly affirmed their own support for the transgender community after Rowling’s comments.

bloomberg It notes that David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, he said he wants to invest in fewer, bigger movies and TV shows. The company’s other heavyweight franchises include the DC superhero universe being effectively repurposed by James Gunn, and the several Lord of the Rings movies it’s working on with New Line Cinema.

bloombergThe report doesn’t provide any details about who might be in line to direct or star in the new TV series.

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