Harry Potter sequence, one other ‘Sport of Thrones’ prequel coming to Max streaming service



By Lisa Richwine

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Boy wizard Harry Potter is headed to streaming tv in a brand new sequence based mostly on the beloved books by writer J.Ok. Rowling.

Warner Bros Discovery introduced the sequence on Wednesday as a part of the corporate’s plans for its Max streaming service, which mixes HBO Max with unscripted programming from Discovery.

The seven Harry Potter books have bought greater than 600 million copies worldwide. They have been tailored into blockbuster motion pictures starring Daniel Radcliffe that grossed $7.7 billion globally from 2001 to 2011.

The upcoming sequence will characteristic a brand new solid, and every season will probably be dedicated to considered one of Rowling’s books. The plan is for the sequence to unfold over 10 years.

Rowling will function an government producer on the present.

“I am wanting ahead to being a part of this new adaptation which can permit for a level of depth and element solely afforded by a long-form tv sequence,” Rowling stated in an announcement.

Rowling has stirred controversy lately for feedback that have been criticized as trans-phobic. Harry Potter fan blogs and actors together with Radcliffe objected to her remarks.

Different new reveals coming to Max embody a brand new “Sport of Thrones” prequel, titled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight,” with writer George R.R. Martin serving as government producer.

The sequence will probably be set 100 years earlier than the occasions of “Sport of Thrones,” a time when the Targaryen line holds the Iron Throne. The story will deal with a “younger, naive however brave knight” and his squire, the corporate stated.

Warner Bros Discovery didn’t announce launch dates for both present.

(Reporting by Lisa RichwineEditing by Invoice Berkrot)