A Live-Action Harry Potter TV Show Is Coming—and We’re Riddikulusly Excited

You might as well cast a Permanent Sticking Charm on our couches once the Harry Potter TV show is out.

Potterheads, polish up your wands and break out the Butterbeer—we’ve got a story even Rita Skeeter would kill for. We spent all of last year taking in new developments in the Harry Potter world, including a new theme park set to launch in a couple of years, virtual classes at Hogwarts and the Sorcerer’s Stone audiobook, read by the cast of the series.

Now, the fun continues with the announcement of a Harry Potter TV show. That’s right—the Boy Who Lived is coming to your living room.

Here’s What We Know About the Show

Warner Bros., which controls the rights to Harry Potter along with JK Rowling, is reportedly considering pitches for a live-action TV series for its streaming service, HBO Max. The project is still in the exploratory stage, with the media giant discussing broad ideas for the show.

However, while executives at the company are currently running meetings to find a writer and a pitch, no writers or talent are attached to the project, and there are no solid deals in place yet. In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and HBO Max said, “There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform.” YET!

What Can We Expect?

At this point, it’s all speculation, though we know that both JK Rowling and Warner Bros. are eager to continue expanding the world of Harry Potter. Having covered the future with The Cursed Child and the distant past with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we wonder whether the new series will aim for another time period (perhaps covering the Marauders and the First Wizarding War) or attempt a new take on the beloved original books.

Until then, we’ll have to settle for making one of these recipes from the Wizarding World at home!

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Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is a writer, poet and amateur photographer who often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. You can find her up at 3 a.m. writing, researching the perfect combo for her next grilled cheese or making a more eco-friendly grocery list.