The streaming wars have officially begun, but who will come out on top?
With the launch of HBO Max across the pond, Warner Bros. has officially joined the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Disney in the wildly competitive world of online streaming! While all eight Harry Potter films were available to stream when HBO Max launched in May, we’re left wondering if Warner Bros. will attempt to compete with the likes of Disney+ by producing original Wizarding World content!
As with any streaming service, Warner Bros. will need to create plenty of original content to attract subscribers to HBO Max, which means the studio is almost certainly looking at its most successful movie franchises and outlining ways to bring them to HBO Max. Since The Philosopher’s Stone landed in 2001, the Harry Potter series has become one of the most beloved Hollywood franchise’s of all-time and is quite easily Warner Bros.’ most popular property. With this in mind, we can only imagine that the studio is pushing hard to get more Wizarding World spin-offs green-lighted for HBO Max.
You’re probably wondering why the studio hasn’t already announced new Wizarding World content for the service, and the answer is quite simple. J.K. Rowling is rightfully protective over the world she created, therefore any new shows and movies will need to be approved by the author before Warner Bros. can move forward. It’s also possible that the studio wants to complete the ongoing Fantastic Beasts franchise before launching a new Wizarding World spin-off series.
While the certainty of a new Harry Potter spin-off series is unclear, we thought it would be fun to speculate and discuss the shows we’ve love to see on HBO Max! Here are five Harry Potter spin-off ideas that we think would be perfect for HBO Max:
5. A Prequel Focused On The Hogwarts Founders
The four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are one of the more intriguing and exciting aspects of the Harry Potter series, but there’s still a great deal we don’t know about these famous witches and wizards.
A series following Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff and Salazar Slytherin would make for great entertainment, and would certainly add to the original series!
4. A Series Set Before The International Statute Of Wizarding Secrecy
Ever wonder what the Wizarding World looked like before the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy was signed? Worry not dear Potterhead, you’re not alone.
When it comes to Wizarding World projects for HBO Max, there aren’t many ideas we’d like to see more than a prequel series set in the years before the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy was signed. This was an extremely dangerous time for witches and wizards, and would unquestionably make for some damn good television!
3. Series Or Original Movie Following The Marauders
We know we’re far from the first to pitch a series following the four Marauders (James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew), but now would be the perfect time for it to actually happen!
Taking place during their seven years at Hogwarts, this series could reveal some of the Marauders’ most iconic moments (how they became Animagi) and add depth to four of the Harry Potter series’ most complex characters.
2. The Tales Of Beedle The Bard Mini-Series
The great thing about the Wizarding World and the Harry Potter series is that J.K. Rowling has already set-up a number of stories that could be explored further on HBO Max!
The Tales Of Beedle The Bard would make for the perfect mini-series, with each episode adapting one of Rowling’s beloved fairy tales. The series, which could be animated or live-action, would bring tales such as “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot” and “Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump” to life in exciting and creative new ways!
1. Crime Drama Set In The Wizarding World
We here at The Blog That Must Not Be Named are completely in love with the idea of a series set in the Wizarding World, which has very little connection to the beloved Harry Potter characters or events.
While Voldemort is certainly the greatest dark wizard of all-time, he’s far from the Wizarding World’s only bad egg, and we believe a crime series following an Auror (dark wizard catcher) on the hunt for a dark witch or wizard would make for a thrilling Harry Potter spin-off series!
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