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'Harry Potter' TV Series Reportedly In Early Talks at HBO Max

'Harry Potter' TV Series Reportedly In Early Talks at HBO Max

Harry Potter could be coming to the small screen!!

It’s being reported that the mega-hit book series is in the very early stages of getting a TV show on HBO Max, according to THR.

The streaming service has “engaged in multiple conversations with potential writers exploring various ideas that would bring the beloved property to television,” and “broad ideas have been discussed as part of the early-stage exploratory meetings.”

While early talks are taking place, there is nothing in development as of yet.

“There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform,” HBO Max and Warner Bros. said in a statement to THR.

If you didn’t know, HBO Max is under the WarnerMedia umbrella, which also includes Warner Bros, who owns the rights to Harry Potter, along with author JK Rowling.

The third Fantastic Beasts movie is also in the works, with a new actor taking over for Johnny Depp.

If you missed it, this Harry Potter franchise star recently said it’s “painful” to re-watch the movies sometimes!

This 'Harry Potter' Star Says It's Painful To Re-Watch The Films Sometimes

This 'Harry Potter' Star Says It's Painful To Re-Watch The Films Sometimes

Matthew Lewis is speaking out about the Harry Potter films!

In a new interview, the 31-year-old actor shared why it’s hard for him to re-watch the super popular film series, that spanned much of his youth.

“I find it quite difficult when too much of me starts to come through in a character,” he told the New York Times. “It’s easier when I can play someone completely different, like a police officer in London or someone who’s wealthy.”

“At times it’s painful how much of me there is in Neville,” Matthew said of the Harry Potter films. “When I’m watching, I’m like, ‘That’s not Neville; that’s you.’”

He did add, though, that there are worse things to be remembered by than Harry Potter.

“If there’s something people remember you by, there are worse things than the Harry Potter franchise,” he shared. “It opened so many doors for me when I otherwise wouldn’t even have gotten in the room.”

Matthew has had quite the transformation since the first film came out in 2001, and he even showed off his ripped body back in 2015.

If you don’t remember, find out which co-star Matthew had a crush on for a couple of years!

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Rupert Grint Talks Possibility of Returning to 'Harry Potter' Franchise

Rupert Grint Talks Possibility of Returning to 'Harry Potter' Franchise

Rupert Grint is speaking out again about returning to the Harry Potter Franchise!

The 32-year-old actor was asked about the possibility while promoting the second season of his show Servant.

“I don’t know. I mean, never say never,” he told ComicBook.com. “I would never say, ‘Absolutely no.’ It was a huge part of my life and I’m very fond of that character and their stories. So yeah, I mean, I’d be up for it at the right time. I don’t know what capacity that would be, but yeah, we’ll see.”

If you remember, over the summer, Rupert and co-star Tom Felton opened up about whether they would be open to going back and what roles they would take on!

If you missed it, Rupert also became a father this year after welcoming a baby girl with longtime love Georgia Groome.

Tom Felton Is Trying to Gather 'Harry Potter' Co-Stars For 19th Anniversary

Tom Felton Is Trying to Gather 'Harry Potter' Co-Stars For 19th Anniversary

Tom Felton is working on a Harry Potter reunion!

The 33-year-old actor, who played Draco Malfoy, in the film franchise, recently opened up about trying to get his co-stars together for the upcoming 19th anniversary.

The first movie in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, premiered on November 14, 2001.

“I saw the Weasley twins the other day. We went out to play some golf. Always chatting with a lot of the other guys on WhatsApp and staying in touch with them and making sure everything’s alright,” Tom told ET. “It’s been nice because it’s the 19th-year anniversary on Nov. 14, so I’m planning some sort of digital celebration…I’m trying to wrangle all the oldies back together again to celebrate the achievement really.”

He also shared that Draco and how he really just needs a hug.

“He’s great. He has so many layers, he’s misunderstood, he’s also a bit of a git,” he said. “He needs a hug really. I think maybe people feel sorry for him, he needs a bit of affection. Either way, I’m highly flattered and intend to do my best to satisfy that desire.”

We really hope to see this Harry Potter reunion happen!!

Tom Felton Has Malfoy Family Reunion For 'Harry Potter' Reading!

Tom Felton Has Malfoy Family Reunion For 'Harry Potter' Reading!

Tom Felton is the latest to read a chapter from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone“!

The 32-year-old actor, who of course starred as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, was joined by his on screen parents, Jason Isaacs and Helen McCrory, to read chapter 14, “Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback.”

“We have a Malfoy family reunion for Chapter Fourteen! @JasonsFolly, @TomFelton AND Helen McCrory read ‘Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback’. HarryPotterAtHome,” the Wizarding World shared on Twitter.

“I’ll confess that when I was first asked to play Lucius I hadn’t read any of the books,” Jason said about reading “Harry Potter”. “I was confused why so many of my adult friends – not to mention everyone on the tube – were reading children’s books. I cracked open the first one just to get a flavour and lost myself in a world that, luckily, I’ve never had to leave.”

“Decades later my life is still enriched not just by the intoxicating magic of Jo’s stories and the timelessly human fears and triumphs they bring to life, but by getting to meet and hear from the endless tides of people (and now their kids) whose lives were profoundly affected – sometimes literally saved – by the struggles, love and friendship of Harry, Ron, Hermione and, mostly, obviously, the inspiring and heart-warming heroism of the entire Malfoy family. Or maybe I’m biased…” he added.

Head over to WizardingWorld.com to watch the Malfoys read chapter 14 of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone”!

In case you missed it, find out who read the first chapter from the book!

Trans Actress Nicole Maines Explains Why She's Still a 'Harry Potter' Fan After JK Rowling's Comments

Trans Actress Nicole Maines Explains Why She's Still a 'Harry Potter' Fan After JK Rowling's Comments

Nicole Maines is speaking out about JK Rowling‘s recent transphobic remarks.

The 22-year-old Supergirl actress and transgender activist opened up about why she remains a fan of Harry Potter, despite the author’s comments.

“What makes all of this so heartbreaking and disappointing is that I was — and still am — a ‘Harry Potter’ fan. I’m a Slytherin through and through. It’s heartbreaking to so many LGBTQ fans of the series. These books have helped so many come out and come to terms with their identities. How many young, queer kids fantasize about coming out of the closet and then learning magic? That’s the best case scenario,” Nicole wrote in a guest column for Variety.

Rowling’s comments speak against the very message of her books — about being stronger together, about inclusion, about self-discovery, bravery and triumph over adversity. It’s contradictory to the world that she created,” she continued. “But I’m still a fan, and I’ll tell you why: because these books and their messages still exist, and whatever views Rowling personally has can’t take that away from us. Nobody can take that away from us, and that world really belongs to the fans now. Nobody can change if these helped you come out. That belongs to you.”

“I think it’s really important to recognize and talk about that, in a time where we are witnessing a historic change in the fight to end oppression against Black lives, she would choose now to attack trans identities and use her massive platform to take away from that discussion. The trans movement and the Black Lives Matter movement share a similar fight in our battles to be safe in our bodies and in our skin, when other people have determined that we are somehow worthy of being treated as less than,” Nicole added.

“It is exhausting to constantly have to try to explain to people, in simpler and simpler terms, that we are just as deserving of human rights, that we’re just as deserving of feeling as safe as they are. And that is what we should be talking about. J.K. Girl. Read the room.”

Daniel Radcliffe Apologizes To 'Harry Potter' Fans For JK Rowling's Transphobic Tweets

Daniel Radcliffe Apologizes To 'Harry Potter' Fans For JK Rowling's Transphobic Tweets

Daniel Radcliffe is apologizing to fans of the beloved Harry Potter series.

The actor, who of course starred as the titular character in the movie adaptations, wrote an open letter to fans and the trans community in response to author JK Rowling‘s recent tweets.

Over the weekend, JK tweeted her frustration after an article wrote that “gender non-binary persons menstruate,” and many fans and even celebs slammed the author for what she said.

Daniel, who has been a longtime supporter of LGBTQ+ organization The Trevor Project, shared his thoughts in a letter he released through their website.

“Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I,” Daniel wrote. “According to The Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity. It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.”

“To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you. I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you,” he continued. “If these books taught you that love is the strongest force in the universe, capable of overcoming anything; if they taught you that strength is found in diversity, and that dogmatic ideas of pureness lead to the oppression of vulnerable groups; if you believe that a particular character is trans, nonbinary, or gender fluid, or that they are gay or bisexual; if you found anything in these stories that resonated with you and helped you at any time in your life — then that is between you and the book that you read, and it is sacred. And in my opinion nobody can touch that.”

You can read Daniel‘s full letter on TheTrevorProject.org!

One of Daniel‘s co-stars Evanna Lynch also just recently spoke out about JK Rowling’s tweets. See her response below.