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Harry Potter TV Series Producer On Opportunity To Explore The Books More Deeply

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

The Harry Potter TV series producer makes some comments on the opportunity to explore the books more deeply in a recent interview. It was announced that WB is planning to reboot the Potter franchise into a long form TV series for streaming on Max. It’s hard to argue with the revenue potentials of this move. However, fans remain unsure if this will work so relatively close to the classic movies.

One thing that is for sure, a long form TV series will certainly be able to include many of the book moments that never made it to screen in the movies. According to producer David Heyman, this is exactly the reason why fans should be excited for the upcoming show. Heyman spoke with Total Film recently about the upcoming Wonka movie and talk turned to the Harry Potter TV series.

“It’s early days,” Heyman tells Total Film. “We haven’t even hired a writer to begin writing. It’s a bit early. But hopefully [it will be] something that’s very special, and gives us an opportunity to see the books, and to enjoy a series which explores the books more deeply.”

As for series creator and author J.K. Rowling. It is said she will not be on any writing duties for the show and instead will serve as an executive producer only.

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As for my opinion on the Harry Potter TV series? I’m in two minds. I do feel this is perhaps a little too soon. Those movies and the cast are a bit too iconic to replace just yet. However, at the same time there are certainly aspects of the book I was disappointed to see cut. I think the one that hurt the most was Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. By far my favorite book in the series and the film really was good. However, the decision to cut all the backstory of Voldemort was a bad call. In the books this was explored by Harry and Dumbledore in a series of trips down memory lane. Good movie, but losing that was disappointing to the overall story.

There are certainly a few other scenes across certain books I’d be pleased to see added back in. However, I’m still not sure they will end up as better adaptations than the movies were. It’s hard to imagine the characters these days without the movie cast in your head. I can’t imagine a better Snape than Rickman, or a better Hermione or Ron, McGonagall etc.

I guess we will find out eventually. Though, who knows how many years it will be before we see Season 1 appear on screen?

What do you think of his comments of Harry Potter TV series producer David Heyman on the opportunity to explore the books more deeply? Thoughts below as always.

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