That Harry Potter TV Series You’ve Probably Heard About? J.K. Rowling's Reps Say It’s Not Happening
Upon hearing a report earlier this week that Warner Bros. was apparently planning a Harry Potter TV series set at Hogwarts and featuring an all-new cast of characters, some Potterheads may have been a little suspicious. Author J.K. Rowling has dismissed the idea in the past, tweeting that a TV show would be coming "Right after the opera, Potter-on-ice and the interpretative dance version of Beedle The Bard #NotActuallyHappening." So we weren’t sure how much we could believe from just one source.
Good thing we didn’t get our hopes up too much, because the whole thing has just been debunked. Hypable reached out to Rowling's reps, who confirmed, “there are no plans to develop the Harry Potter stories into a TV series. Any reports are purely speculative.”
Just because we're not getting a TV show right now doesn't necessarily mean that it won't ever happen. In fact, back in February, the man who played the Boy Who Lived, Daniel Radcliffe, said he thinks a reboot will happen in his lifetime, and even pitched an idea for a TV series.
“I feel like there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn into a TV series, 100 percent," Radcliffe told TV Guide while promoting his show Miracle Workers. Radcliffe honed in on the quartet known as the Marauders: "A series with the older generation, that could be very cool.”
At the end of the day, however, it’s Rowling’s call. So if you’re still hoping to see a Harry Potter TV show anytime soon, don’t hold your breath.