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Harry Potter Remake to Include J.K. Rowling After Hogwarts Legacy Distanced Itself from Controversial Author

Harry Potter Remake to Include J.K. Rowling After Hogwarts Legacy Distanced Itself from Controversial Author

The magic is far from over in the Harry Potter world. A new piece of information has emerged that a remake of the popular fantasy franchise is in the works. And perhaps, it will include J.K Rowling, the writer of the Harry Potter books. It comes as a huge surprise, as the author’s controversial comments about gender and trans people have received criticism in the past few years.

J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

This announcement comes after the recently launched video game Hogwarts Legacy decided to distance itself from Rowling’s involvement. The Harry Potter series has been a fan favorite globally, and with this new development, it looks like the Wizarding World is preparing for a new chapter.

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When Is Harry Potter Making Its Grand Comeback?

According to people close to the matter, Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. is in the final stages of securing a deal for a new TV series inspired by the best-selling young adult novels.

The sources, who requested anonymity, also revealed that the upcoming TV series would follow a format where every season is dedicated to one of J.K. Rowling’s seven best-selling novels. This new development is exciting for fans, giving them hope for new and captivating content for years to come. And that too from tales that have touched the heart of millions.

The Harry Potter franchise also has a spin-off dubbed The Fantastic Beasts. It is set in the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling and takes place decades before the events shown in the Harry Potter films.

JK Rowling
JK Rowling

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When And Where Will Harry Potter Series Stream?

As part of a fresh streaming strategy expected to be revealed by Warner Bros. next week, the company reportedly hopes the new Harry Potter series will be a cornerstone of its efforts. According to sources, Warner Bros. CEO, David Zaslav, and HBO’s chief, Casey Bloys, are in talks with J.K. Rowling about producing a new series to stream on HBO and its online platforms. However, despite their efforts, the deal hasn’t been finalized yet.

Each Harry Potter book features over 500 pages, and the upcoming TV series will delve deeper into them. It will also provide writers with ample opportunity to explore the world of magic in greater depth. Warner Bros. previously adapted the seven novels into highly successful movies, with the final book being made as a two-part film.

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J.K. Rowling.
J.K. Rowling

The Hogwarts Legacy Controversy

Avalanche Software developed the recently launched game Hogwarts Legacy, which Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment published. However, J.K. Rowling wasn’t included in the development, and the game wasn’t released under her name.

The prime reason behind this was the controversy surrounding the Harry Potter author’s comments on transgender issues, which were seen as transphobic by some individuals and groups. Many people even called for a boycott of her work and for her removal from any projects connected to the Harry Potter franchise.

It’s possible that the decision to exclude J.K. Rowling from the game’s development was a response to this controversy, although the game developers released no statements to confirm this. Nonetheless, it’s imperative to know that the game is set in the world of Harry Potter and includes several familiar elements from the films and the books.

Source: Bloomberg

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