It’s been a while since HBO confirmed that the Harry Potter reboot will be a series.
Even with seven supremely successful books and eight highly acclaimed movies, along with a world full of merchandise, the hunger for Harry Potter content among fans is still far from being satisfied. Fans across the globe continue to demand more, and the silence from HBO and the makers has made them uneasy for a long time. Until the day the studio confirmed that it was indeed going back to Hogwarts and creating a reboot. The buzz was crazy when it was announced that this Harry Potter reboot would not be the ninth film but the first television series.
Yes, you read that right. Soon after the confirmation, the announcement creative was shared on the internet. Since then, there have been tonnes of rumours and speculations about the show, but nothing has turned out to be a concrete update. It turns out the studio has now put the show on the fast track and is on the hunt for writers to shape their vision and give the Harry Potter universe a new look with an old feel. If the latest update is to be believed, no former writers are on the contention list. Below is everything you should know.
According to ComicBook, HBO has now embarked on a hunt for the writers who will be in charge of writing the Harry Potter Reboot TV series. The names that are in the race to become the official writers are Martha Hillier (The Last Kingdom), Kathleen Jordan (Teenage Bounty Hunters), Tom Moran (The Devil's Hour), and Michael Lesslie (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes). Who will make the cut is yet to be seen.
Casey Bloys, HBO Chief, has also spoken about shaping the Harry Potter Reboot TV show. "We have been trying to be very close to the vest. We haven't gone out to agencies. We have our own internal process where we've been thinking about people, but we have not wanted to go out into the world. Now that the news is out there, we will start working with the Blair Partnership, and we'll start going out to the business."
There are no details on the cast of the show as of yet. All the original members, including Daniel Radcliffe and others, have hinted at not returning to play their parts in the reboot. However, even if the casting is already done, only the makers can tell.
The plot of the show is said to cover a decade of JK Rowling’s work. The show will also have the author helping them shape the show to stay true to her idea of the material. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more on this and everything else in the world of streaming and films.