Harry Potter TV Series Closes In On Showrunner

According to a new report the upcoming Harry Potter TV series reboot is closing in on a showrunner.

According to a new report the upcoming Harry Potter TV series reboot is closing in on a showrunner. The report from Deadline says that the role is now between three candidates for the showrunner/head writer role in the Max series. As per the trade.

‘And then there were three. As Deadline reported exclusively earlier this month, the field of writers in the running to adapt JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books into a live-action series for Max has been narrowed down to three finalists. We can now reveal their names — according to sources, they are Francesca Gardiner, Tom Moran and Kathleen Jordan. The trio will be able to hone in on their pitches for the next couple of months, with a decision on who gets the job expected in June, we hear. As Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced last week, the Harry Potter series is slated to debut on Max in 2026.’

‘The extensive search started off by Max and WBTV’s teams, led by Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content, and Warner Bros. TV Group Chairman Channing Dungey, inviting TV and film scribes to present their vision for a Harry Potter TV series. The preliminary selection went through one round in Los Angeles, followed by a second round in the London. Rowling has been involved in the process.’

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“I was in London a few weeks ago with Casey and Channing, and we spent some real time with JK and her team,” Zaslav said on the WBD earnings call last week. “Both sides just thrilled to be reigniting this franchise. Our conversations were great.”

‘Deadline understands that there may also be an opportunity for more than one of the selected writers to be involved, and that Max is open to the possibility of developing more than one idea based on Harry Potter.’

I’m still not sure this TV series is a good idea. The rest of the streaming world is cutting costs and moving back to a more familiar TV format. Whereas WB/D seems to be taking one of their biggest movie franchises and making it into a series. The budget for this surely will be fairly high. Will the Max subscriptions really justify that spend?

So, the Harry Potter TV reboot series closes in on a showrunner. What do you think of this news, or the idea of a Harry Potter reboot in general? Thoughts below as always.

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