HBO Max reportedly working on early development for possible Harry Potter live-action series
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.
Warner Brothers to stream racial injustice movie Just Mercy for free
As protests rage across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, Warner Brothers says it wants to help the nation understand where the anger is coming from. The companys 2019 movie, Just Mercy, can be streamed for free on various digital platforms through the end of the month. In a statement, Warner Brothers says it wants to help people learn more about the systematic racism that plagues our society. The company also says the movie can help viewers understand how past injustices led the nation to where it is today. Warner Brothers, like CNN, is a division of Warner Media.