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WB Banking on J.K. Rowling Controversy, Reportedly Developing Hogwarts Legacy Series To Cash in On All the Drama and Rake in Millions

WB Banking on J.K. Rowling Controversy, Reportedly Developing Hogwarts Legacy Series To Cash in On All the Drama and Rake in Millions

Harry Potter has been one of the most successful franchises of Warner Bros. The studio undoubtedly came up with several ways to profit from the franchise, and Hogwarts Legacy is the latest addition to its long list of Harry Potter projects. The 2023 action role-playing game, is based a century before the events of the Harry Potter novels, allowing the player to experience the wizarding world of Hogwarts.

A poster of Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy

Despite the whole controversy surrounding the Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, the game has become the biggest launch of Warner Bros. Games. And following the massive success of the game, the studio is reportedly planning a TV series based on the recently launched game.

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Warner Bros. Planning a Hogwarts Legacy TV Series

Warner Bros. Games recently released a Harry Potter spinoff game, Hogwarts Legacy. The game was not expected to do very well due to the controversy surrounding the author of the Harry Potter novel series, J.K. Rowling. Many even called out for a boycott of the author and the game to oppose her.

However, Hogwarts Legacy seems to be doing much better despite all the backlash following J.K. Rowling’s controversy. Harry Potter fans who would have followed the franchise straight from the book would surely not want to lose the opportunity to catch up with the story. And the studio has allegedly come up with another idea to cash in on fans’ curiosity.

Hogwarts Legacy
A still from Hogwarts Legacy

Insider information has revealed that Warner Bros. is now planning to develop a TV series based on the 2023 Harry Potter spinoff game, Hogwarts Legacy. The source also said that the series is currently in the early stages of development, so not much information is available about it so far.

“The series is still in the early phases of development, so few details are available,” the source said. It is believed that the alleged HBO Max series will also be based in the 1800s and will most likely serve as a prequel for both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises.

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Hogwarts Legacy Become the Biggest Launch of Warner Bros. Games

It’s hardly been a month since the release of Hogwarts Legacy, and the game has already become the biggest launch of Warner Bros. Games by selling over 12 million copies in the first two weeks of its release.

Hogwarts Legacy (2023)
Hogwarts Legacy (2023)

So far, the studio has released the game only for PS5, Xbox series X/S, and PC. The release for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch is still on hold and is set to release soon. Hogwarts Legacy for PS4 and Xbox One will be released on April 4, 2023, and for Nintendo Switch will release on July 25, 2023.

The game allows its players to explore Hogwarts along with the wizarding village, Hongmeade. However, the game still faced criticism for the anti-semitic plot following The Goblin Rebellion. Although the game turn out to be much more successful than people expected it to be, the same cannot be the case for the TV series as well.

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Source: Bounding Into Comics

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.