download GirlStyle Singapore app
Harry Potter TV Series Announced, Coming To Max In 2026

Harry Potter TV Series Announced, Coming To Max In 2026

Hot Topics Movies
By Allison Kong on 01 Mar 2024

Potterheads! Get your wands ready for the return of Harry Potter – this time, on the small screen! Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced during the company’s Q4 earnings call that the first part of the Harry Potter TV series is scheduled to premiere on Max streaming service in 2026. The series aims to cover all seven seasons, adapting each beloved book from J.K. Rowling's iconic fantasy series.


“We’ve not been shy about our excitement around ‘Harry Potter.’ The last film was made more than a dozen years ago. I was in London a few weeks ago with Casey (Bloys, CEO of HBO] and Channing (Dungey, chairperson of Warner Bros Television) and we spent some real time with JK and her team,” Zaslav said. “Both sides just thrilled to be reigniting this franchise. Our conversations were great, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s ahead.”

Photo from HBO Max

Will the original actors be returning to the series?

As of now, there haven't been any casting announcements for the Harry Potter TV series. WBTV has confirmed that it will introduce a completely new cast, separate from the actors in the films. Daniel Radcliffe, known for his portrayal of the iconic role Harry Potter, has stated that he's not actively pursuing a role in the new show.

Photo from Warner Bros. Pictures

Since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011, the franchise hasn't been entirely quiet. Just five years later, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was introduced, aiming to kickstart a new prequel series featuring Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston. However, things didn't go smoothly, with disappointing box office results and controversies surrounding Johnny Depp. By the time the third movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, rolled around, Depp had been replaced by Mads Mikkelsen. Despite initial plans for five films, Warner Bros. decided to call it quits after just three.