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‘Hope this flops’: Fans Revolt as J.K. Rowling Becomes Executive Producer of Harry Potter Reboot Series

'Hope this flops': Fans Revolt as J.K. Rowling Becomes Executive Producer of Harry Potter Reboot Series

Over the past couple of years, the rumors surrounding a new Harry Potter adaptation was garnering immense heat. And with the confirmation of the reports of a new Harry Potter TV series in the works, fans aren’t quite enthralled by the news, especially due to the inclusion of J.K. Rowling.

Ever since her controversial remarks back in 2020, the Harry Potter author has surrounded herself with immense controversy. But considering that the author is set to be an executive producer for the new show, fans are having none of it and have been pretty vocal about their distaste for the situation through Twitter.

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The Harry Potter series officially under works
A new Harry Potter series is officially under development

Fans bashed the upcoming Harry Potter series for the involvement of J.K. Rowling

Following J.K. Rowling‘s controversial comments against the transgender community, the author is currently being blasted by Twitter for being included in the new Harry Potter adaptation. Although there is a major portion of the fandom, who aren’t enthralled by the idea of a new adaptation of the iconic story in general. Considering that the original Harry Potter saga ended perfectly, a retelling of the original story isn’t much intriguing to the fans.

However, the major concern for fans is J.K. Rowling being an executive producer of the show, who was even bashed by the original cast of the Harry Potter movies for her controversial statements. And fans haven’t backed away from sharing their distaste for the decision through Twitter.

Even though fans aren’t relished by the idea of Rowling’s inclusion in the upcoming series. However, it seems that the higher management in Warner Bros. Discovery doesn’t seem to have any inconvenience over her inclusion in the upcoming adaptation.

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling

HBO Boss refused to comment on J.K. Rowling’s controversial statements

Following the fans’ backlash over Rowling’s involvement, Casey Bloys, Chairman & CEO of HBO & HBO Max Content (which is set to be rebranded as Max) went on to deflect the situation. After being asked about their viewpoints on the situation and Rowling’s controversial past, Bloys declined to comment and stressed the importance of Rowling’s inclusion for the quality of the show. He said,

“J.K. is an executive producer, and her insights will be helpful. We are in the Harry Potter business. The TV show is new and exciting, but we’ve been in the Harry Potter business for 20 years; this isn’t a new decision. J.K. is a very online conversation … it’s very nuanced and complicated and not something we’re going to get into. Our priority is what’s onscreen.”

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J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

However, considering that the management is adamant about recreating the magic of the original books and movies on the TV medium. Fans will be hoping that the upcoming series will at least be truthful to the source material and bring their own spin on the iconic Ip.

No release date for The Harry Potter TV series has been made official.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 500 articles.