Warner Bros. near deal for Harry Potter on-line TV sequence

Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. is near a deal for a brand new on-line TV sequence primarily based on the ‘Harry Potter’ guide sequence, reported Bloomberg, quoting individuals acquainted concerning the deal on Tuesday.

Every season of the sequence might be primarily based on one among JK Rowling’s seven books, in line with the report. It’s rumoured to comprise of contemporary materials from the favored books.

The corporate is hoping the sequence can change into a staple a part of a brand new streaming technique that might be introduced subsequent week by HBO’s mum or dad, Warner Bros.

A retailer assistant holds copies of the guide of the play of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster’ elements One and Two at a bookstore in London, Britain July 31, 2016. Photograph: Reuters

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The corporate’s chief government officer, David Zaslav, and HBO chief Casey Bloys have been working to persuade Rowling to provide a brand new sequence, however the deal hasn’t been accomplished as but.

The contemporary new sequence would permit writers to delve additional into the world of Rowling’s books. Warner Bros. has beforehand turned every of the seven books into a success film, together with a two-part movie that comprised the ultimate guide.

Warner Bros. has reportedly been desirous to do extra with the best-selling guide sequence. Whereas Rowling blessed a stage play adaptation and a theme-park attraction, she had but to log off on new motion pictures or a TV present, added the report.

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The writer might be concerned within the sequence to make sure it stays loyal to her authentic materials however is not going to function its major creator, the sources added.

Warner Bros. can also be making ready to announce a brand new streaming technique, together with the title Max for its flagship on-line service, which debuted as HBO Max.

An enormous a part of that technique might be contingent on new content material, particularly movies and TV exhibits primarily based on tales and characters that viewers are already conversant in.

Warner Bros. has a deep library of programmes that match the invoice, together with Rowling’s ‘Wizarding World’, the ‘Lord of the Rings’ sequence and a league of superheroes that features ‘Batman’, ‘Superman’ and ‘Surprise Lady’.

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The ‘Harry Potter’ books inform the story of a younger wizard whose mother and father had been slain when he was an toddler and is then raised by his non-magical aunt and uncle. He discovers he’s a wizard and is invited to attend Hogwarts, the world’s main college for wizards.

The sequence has additionally spawned a stage manufacturing, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster.’.

Nevertheless, it’s the books themselves and the seven movies which have had the most important affect, added the report. In line with US writer Scholastic Corp., the guide sequence has offered 600 million copies in 85 languages over 25 years, changing into the all-time bestseller.

The eight movies primarily based on the sequence generated worldwide ticket gross sales of greater than $7.7 billion, in line with Field Workplace Mojo, the report concluded.

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