Warner Media CEO Talks on Possibly Expanding the Harry Potter Sequels on HBO Max

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WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar talked about expanding the world of Harry Potter for HBO Max and Warner Bros. Kilar made an appearance at an investor's conference where he shed some light on the rumors about the Harry Potter projects at HBO Max. He noted there was are a lot of "potential" for sequels and spinoffs, though he stayed silent and didn't reveal any firm development plans.

Kilar didn't elaborate on any specific development plans for a Harry Potter project. However, recent speculations have pointed out that Warner Bros wants to expand the Harry Potter franchise, by having a Harry Potter live-action TV series at HBO Max.

For movie plans, there are rumors that WB might be developing a new project which was based on the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play. Discussion about possible sequels for Harry Potter, whose rights Warner Bros. controls alongside creator J.K. Rowling, came as Kilar was talking about the creative fortunes going forward for Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) poster
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The outlet notes that "discussion about possible sequels for Harry Potter" came as Kilar addressed "the creative fortunes going forward for Warner Bros."

This update comes shortly after a report emerged on a few Harry Potter TV series in early development at HBO Max. Sources indicated that these ideas for the project had been discussed, but that no deals had been made. HBO Max and Warner Bros. commented on the speculation at the time, telling The Hollywood Reporter that there is no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform.

This might look like he shot down any speculations about a Harry Potter project is possible. As IGN noted, the response about not having a Harry Potter series in development might come down to the definition of "in development." Perhaps, there are some early discussions about the project but it is not formally in development as there are no directors, writers, or actors attached to the project yet.

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