HBO Max reportedly working on early development for possible Harry Potter live-action series

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Early development efforts are underway at HBO Max for a Harry Potter live-action series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The publication cited sources who said executives have had multiple conversations with possible writers to explore ideas.

They have considered broad ideas as part of early exploratory meetings.

They don’t yet have a writer or any talent attached to the project.

HBO Max, Warner Brothers, and creator J.K. Rowling control rights to Harry Potter, but the franchise has complex rights issues that could be a factor.