After the news dropped yesterday that Warner Bros. and HBO Max are in the early stages of developing a live-action Harry Potter series, which would be released on the streaming platform, we’ve not been able to stop thinking about what form the series could take. From stories centred around existing characters to a series that focuses entirely on new characters and new stories, there are endless possibilities when it comes to a Wizarding World television series.
While it’s likely that an official announcement will take years, if a Harry Potter series is even in development, we thought it would be fun to share some of our ideas and speculate over what form this Harry Potter series could take.
In the list below are 5 stories that HBO Max could use for the rumoured Harry Potter television series! You can vote for your favourite by hitting the clap buttons below each idea.
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!
A Series Set At A Different Wizarding School
Hogwarts may be the greatest school of witchcraft and wizardry, but it’s far from the only wizarding school that the Wizarding World has to offer!
We believe that a series set in a different wizarding school, such as Beauxbatons Academy of Magic (French wizarding school) or Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (American wizarding school), would give Warner Bros. and HBO Max the opportunity to expand the Wizarding World and show how different cultures approach the teaching of magic.
The Hogwarts Founders
Ever wanted to know more about how Hogwarts was founded? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Another obvious choice when it comes to creating a Harry Potter series would be to focus on the Hogwarts Founders (Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin) and show the early days of Hogwarts.
We learn about the Hogwarts Founders throughout the Harry Potter series, but there is still a great deal that we don’t know about these iconic witches and wizards. The series could explore how Hogwarts was founded and add more depth the conflict that rose between the Founders. This would be a great way to give Harry Potter fans something that feels familiar, but is also new and exciting.
When it comes to a Wizarding World television series, the most obvious choice for HBO Max and Warner Bros. would be a prequel series that focuses on The Marauders during their Hogwarts days.
The Marauders are some of the Harry Potter series’ most intriguing characters, and while the books and movies give us little pieces of the story here and there, a series that explores these characters and their time at Hogwarts is definitely something that would get the Harry Potter fans talking.
Crime Series Focused On Aurors
We here at The Blog That Must Not Be Named think that the best option for a Wizarding World series would be to create something entirely new, and we believe a crime series that follows an Auror on the hunt for a dark witch/wizard would make for great entertainment.
Voldemort might have been the greatest dark wizard that ever lived, but he’s certrainly not the only bad egg in the Wizarding World. A crime series that shows the darker side of the Wizarding World would be a great way for HBO Max to give the Harry Potter fandom something fresh and original.
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