Harry Potter enters the next generation at HBO Max, the American streaming giant, as a live-action TV series has reportedly entered early developmental stages.
Recent reports have emerged to suggest that Warner Bros are trying to bring the beloved JK Rowling books to life again, this time via a television series as opposed to the big screen.
It seems that in-depth discussions have already taken place, although HBO Max and Warner Bros are keen to keep a tight lid on progression and quashed rumours already.
After the rumour mill was sent into overdrive and created lots of hype representatives for the subscription based service contradicted on-going speculation.
The Hollywood Reporter released the statement from officials from the streaming platform which read: "There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform."
However The Hollywood Reporter announced on Monday that unnamed sources had said executives at HBO were looking at possible ways to bring the franchise to screens, and that "broad ideas" had already been discussed in "exploratory meetings".
As it's thought to be very early days, with only ideas up for discussion at the moment, there are no writers or actors yet associated with the prospective series.
Author Jk Rowling, 55, who owns the wizard franchise, will no doubt need to be on-board, as with the films, she had an overriding say in everything, including its distribution.
Last year she found herself in the firing line after fans were unimpressed with a comment she'd made that was deemed transphobic.
As well as her Twitter fans, the children's writer found herself in trouble with former Harry Potter stars such as Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who all spoke out against her tweet.
Rowling shared a headline which read: "Opinion: Creating a more equal post-Covid-19 world for people who menstruate."
She wrote alongside it: '''People who menstruate.' I'm sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?"
After receiving much backlash, the author took to social media for a second time to defend her earlier response, adding: "If sex isn't real, there's no same-sex attraction.
"If sex isn't real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn't hate to speak the truth."
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