Harry Potter books to be transformed into decade-long TV series



Thu, 27 Apr 2023 - 08:34 GMT


Thu, 27 Apr 2023 - 08:34 GMT

File: Harry Potter books.

File: Harry Potter books.


The world of Harry Potter is to be brought to life in a new TV series starring a brand new cast.

The series will be based on author JK Rowling's books and will be produced over the course of a decade, with each series based on one of the seven books.


The Harry Potter books are among the best-selling of all time, having sold more than 600 million copies worldwide.


The books have previously been turned into films, which starred Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter.

The series will be a "faithful adaptation" of the hugely popular books about the wizarding world by author JK Rowling, who will serve as an executive producer.


It will feature a different cast to the films, with each season promising to be "authentic to the original books" and bring Harry Potter to new audiences.


The series will be available on Max - currently branded as HBO Max - a streaming service from Warner Bros, the production company behind the original films.

Rowling, 57, hailed Max's commitment to preserving the integrity of her books, adding: "I'm looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long form television series."

Rowling, is one of the most successful authors of all time with her seven Harry Potter books, published between 1997 and 2007, selling more than 500 million copies worldwide.


More recently, she has been criticised for her views on gender identity, which came to light in a number of tweets she published in 2020.


In a new podcast entitled The Witch Trials of JK Rowling in February, she said she "never set out to upset anyone" but was "not comfortable with getting off my pedestal".



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