HBO has treated us to many great series, like Games of Thrones and Euphoria (opens in new tab) —and now they are exploring a Harry Potter series. Harry Potter is a beloved part of many childhoods, with seven books and eight films, and many spin-offs.
The story about a wizarding boy and his struggles against evil inspired a whole generation and created a passionately loyal fandom. However, this news of yet more Harry Potter content has not landed well with fans.
The Hollywood Reporter has said that HBO Max is in the early stages of the series and is starting to look for writers to bring the magical world to life. Sadly though, even the most dedicated fans are not excited by the idea of more Harry Potter.
4 movies, a trillion books, fantastic beasts, broadways plays, wizarding world at universal studios.......... like we get it pic.twitter.com/XAeDbOI7C5January 25, 2021
How did fans react to the news of a new Harry Potter TV show?
Perhaps it’s Harry Potter Fatigue, as one fan wrote on Twitter: "Enough is Enough." Another replied: “4 movies, a trillion books, fantastic beasts, Broadway plays, the wizarding world at universal studios.......like we get it.”
Like with many huge franchises, sometimes they just don’t know when to stop. To the point where even the most die-hard fans would rather it was left alone.
Writer JK Rowling has also recently been at the center of controversy after fans criticized her for tweets she made about the transgender community.
The storyline of the Harry Potter series is still unknown and no cast members have been announced, but the idea that JK Rowling will benefit from it in any way has left fans stressed and conflicted.
wanting more Harry Potter content but not wanting jk Rowling to make any money off it pic.twitter.com/719wM9v8n6January 25, 2021
Fans have said they do not want JK Rowling to financially benefit from the new series or anything Harry Potter related, as one user wrote: “wanting more Harry Potter content but not wanting JK Rowling to make any money off it.”
Another said: “Me realizing JK Rowling is still gonna get Cash for the Harry Potter series.”
Me realizing JK Rowling still gonna get Cash for the Harry Potter series pic.twitter.com/Csn1Nc9X4HJanuary 25, 2021
HBO Max is already remaking Sex and the City (opens in new tab) and Gossip Girl, but it begs the question—how many more remakes and spins offs do we need? ‘Potterheads’ probably never dreamed the day would come when they would dread more Harry Potter, but sadly it looks like it's here.
Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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