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Harry Potter TV series, executive produced by J. K. Rowling, gets the green light at HBO Max

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13/04/23 | StarsInsider

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A live-action Harry Potter TV series is officially happening! The show is being produced for the newly branded streaming service ‘Max,’ which combines HBO Max and Discovery+, and will be based on all seven Harry Potter books, just like the movies were. The series will feature an entirely new cast to play the beloved characters, they announced on Wednesday, April 12, describing the project as a “decade-long series produced with the same epic craft, love and care this global franchise is known for.”

The books' controversial author J. K. Rowling is onboard as an executive producer, along with Neil Blair and Ruth Kenley-Letts who produced all eight of the movies. The original stars—Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint—have all spoken out against Rowling for her public comments on gender issues, and she was left out of the 20th-anniversary reunion special commemorating the first movie in 2022. Rowling's views on transgender rights have caused many fans to turn away from the beloved franchise in recent years. 

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