All 8 Harry Potter Movies Conjure Up a New Streaming Home

The beloved Harry Potter movies, based on J.K. Rowling's best-selling novels, are returning to Max after a stint on NBCUniversal's Peacock. Fans who grew up with the books and films are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the entire Wizarding World franchise in one place on April 1. The movies, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, were released between 2001 and 2011, garnering critical and commercial success.

Despite the end of the original film series, Warner Bros. surprised fans by announcing plans to re-adapt all seven of Rowling's books for a Max streaming series beginning in April 2023.

Each book will be adapted as a season of television over the course of 10 years, with Rowling serving as executive producer alongside Neil Blair and Ruth Kenley-Letts. The aim is to introduce new audiences to the magical world of Harry Potter while keeping the original films available globally.

While casting for the Harry Potter reboot is yet to be announced, the project is narrowing down potential showrunners. Emmy-winning producer Francesca Gardiner, Tom Moran, and Kathleen Jordan are competing for the role. The decision is expected to be made by June.

In the meantime, Warner Bros. expanded the Wizarding World franchise with the Fantastic Beasts series in 2016.

Focused on Albus Dumbledore and his quest to defeat Grindelwald, the prequel series did not achieve the same success as Harry Potter. The latest installment, The Secrets of Dumbledore, released in 2022, had disappointing box office numbers. It is uncertain whether Warner Bros. will continue with the remaining films in the Fantastic Beasts saga.

The Harry Potter franchise continues to captivate audiences with its magical adventures and epic battles against dark forces. Returning to Max on April 1, fans can once again relive the thrilling journey of Harry Potter as he faces the ultimate evil wizard, Lord Voldemort, and embarks on a quest to save the wizarding world.

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