Footage From Unannounced Harry Potter Role-Playing Game May Have Just Been Leaked

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Warner Bros.

It seems the Harry Potter franchise might be ready to expand on their ​role-playing games, as the free mobile device RPG Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery came out this past April, and it appears another one is already in the works.

According to ​The Verge, a video of an unannounced Harry Potter game has leaked online from a focus group in the U.S., which showed a third-person action RPG set in the 19th century of the Wizarding World. It has since been pulled by Warner Bros. for violating copyright issues, but Twitter users have uploaded it to the social media platform.

The ​Reddit user who originally posted the footage claimed they were approached in a mall to watch the game's trailer and to complete a survey for $8. According to the Redditor, cameras and phones were not supposed to be allowed at the time, but the company conducting the survey did not take them away.

A blurb released with the footage claims players can choose between eight different Wizard types, have control of the house, and pick a path of
either good or evil.

It's not certain whether the leak is real, or if it'll ever be released, but if so, it could open up a whole new world for the Harry Potter universe. With the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them prequels in full swing, along with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play currently running in both the UK and the U.S., it could be time for another era of Hogwarts and JK Rowling's magical world.

This might just be wishful thinking, but we hope this actually is something.

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A Diehard Fan of The Office Just Wrote a 24-Episode 10th Season—and You Can Read It Online

The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
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Just like William Shakespeare before him, one fan of The Office has been using his time in quarantine to get a little creative, writing an entire new season of the beloved sitcom.

As Geek Tyrant reports, extreme Dunder Mifflinite Nick Janicki spent his time indoors writing a full, 24-episode 10th season of the series, and it's available for anyone to read online. Just be prepared that it may take a little time, as it's 900 pages long!

Janicki did the beloved sitcom appropriate justice by bringing back all the most crucial characters, including Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Pam Beesly, and Jim Halpert. To see exactly what goes down in each episode, and how Janicki's imagined 10th season plays out, you'll have to read it for yourself. The scripts are described as a "reunion season" and each one is currently available to read in PDF form. With titles like "The Dunderal," [PDF] and "Bachelor & Chill," [PDF] it sounds like fans are in for a real treat.

It might not be the long-awaited reunion fans had hoped for, but hey, it's something. As for whether or not the series will ever make like Friends and announce an official reunion, that is really anyone's guess. According to the show's creator Greg Daniels, the ensemble cast might be too big and too busy to all come back together for a new show. Thankfully, however, fans got the next big thing when many of the actors appeared on a recent episode of John Krasinski's Some Good News for a virtual wedding.

[h/t Geek Tyrant]