Harry Potter Series Has Been Determined: What Else is Known About The Cast And Plot

Harry Potter Series Has Been Determined: What Else is Known About The Cast And Plot

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Series Launch
  3. Key Facts
  4. First Trailers
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Plot and Source Material
  7. Controversies and Criticism
  8. Conclusion


After years of speculation, the US broadcaster Max (formerly HBO Max) officially announced in April 2023 a new edition of the 7 Harry Potter novels, not as an adaptation of the almost unfilmable play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This article will keep you updated on all developments until the start of the big fantasy series.

Harry Potter Series Launch

In 2019, Harry Potter creator JK Rowling announced that there were “no plans to develop the Harry Potter story as a television series,” and rumors in 2021 were also denied. However, the tide turned on April 12, 2023. After the third Fantastic Beasts film in 2022 fell far short of expectations and the Newt Scamander movies were essentially killed, Warner and the Wizarding World looked for alternatives to hold on to the popular brand. That’s how the Harry Potter remake in series form was born.

The planned series start in 2026 was announced by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. The Harry Potter series will then appear on the streaming service Max (formerly HBO Max). It is not yet known whether there will be an extension, like other HBO series such as Game of Thrones, a German evaluation on Sky/WOW, or another broadcaster.

Harry Potter Series Key Facts

  • 7 books = 7 seasons: Each season of the new Harry Potter series is intended to implement a volume of JK Rowling’s original – i.e., from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1) to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (7).
  • A 10-year plan: The 7 seasons of the Harry Potter series should be implemented within a decade, not least so that the new young stars don’t age too quickly.
  • JK Rowling is not involved as a driving creative force or screenwriter, but as an executive producer behind the scenes. Without her blessing, the Harry Potter series would not have been possible.

First Trailers Of Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter Series

Since the Harry Potter series is still in a very early stage, there are currently no images that provide initial insights. When the series was announced, HBO Max already released a first teaser with floating candles who announced the new edition via video to the well-known film music and Hogwarts silhouette.

Cast & Crew

All that is known about those involved in the Harry Potter series is that Neil Blair (Fantastic Beasts) and Ruth Kenley Letts (Strike) also a novelist JK Rowling will be involved in the series implementation as an executive producer. They also tried to bring back producer David Heyman, who already played a key role in determining the 8-part film series of the magic student. Showrunners who hold the reins of the series, as well as directors who direct the individual episodes, are not confirmed yet. Applications began at the beginning of 2024 with several candidates as creative minds for the Harry Potter series, including Francesca Gardiner as a particularly exciting finalist.

In the remake of the Harry Potter series, all roles will be recast. No actors or actresses have been cast yet. According to initial rumors, there will be a more diverse cast aimed for. That means: Just like those in the play Noma Dumezweni, for example, the embodied character Hermione could be cast in the series with a black actress.

Plot and Source Material

The plot of Harry Potter, in short form, is about an orphan boy with a lightning scar who grows up oppressed with his aunt’s family. At the age of 11, he found out that he was a wizard and was sent to the magical boarding school Hogwarts. While he finally finds real friends here with Ron and Hermione, he also has to face the truth that as a baby he brought down the powerful evil wizard Lord Voldemort… and that this confrontation is far from over. Like the film series (2001-2011), the series will be based on JK Rowling’s books, each of which covers one year of Harry Potter’s life. These are in chronological order these 7 volumes, which you also have as Collector’s slipcase or fats Complete edition can purchase:

There are also some of the first volumes illustrated jewelry editions, which additionally illustrate the Harry Potter stories. The chances of the new edition of the series lie primarily in details omitted from the books (like Peeves or Hermione’s house elf society). Or criticized details like that fake hair from several Harry Potter characters to correct. Harry Potter producer David Heyman explained:

“We are still at the very beginning. (…) Hopefully this will be something very special. The series gives us the opportunity (…) to explore the books even more deeply.”

Controversies and Criticism

A series, with its longer narrative time and episode and season structure, actually makes sense as an ideal format for a Harry Potter film adaptation. Nevertheless, they applied neither Harry Potter 8 nor the series reboot have particularly creative ideas to breathe new life into the franchise. For Warner, the remake was probably the quickest and most reliable way to resurrect the wizarding world.

In addition, the announcement of the Harry Potter series came at a critical time when divides among many fans and Harry Potter creator JK Rowling according to her transphobic statements had reached a new peak. Stars like Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe distanced themselves from her. Criticism of the Harry Potter series also counted the short distance from the film series (just over 20 years after the start or 10 years after the end of the first adaptation). The enduring popularity of the 8 cinematic adventures with their iconic locations and stars threatened to undermine the remake – either because it was too close or too far away. Would she be the successful one? Improve the first film adaptation of the novel series can?

Many fans saw the announcement with the familiar lettering as an “act of desperation” and as a newly boosted milking of the Harry Potter brand, which also lives from merchandise sales. Bizarrely, an unauthorized Indonesian Harry Potter film adaptation as a series with a low budget, it went unnoticed for a long time on the brand’s wave of success.


The Harry Potter series is a highly anticipated event that has generated a lot of excitement and controversy. Despite the challenges and criticisms, fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the release of the series. As the series is still in the early stages of development, more information will be revealed in the coming years. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project.

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