A live-action 'Harry Potter' TV show is reportedly in early development

Kirsten Acuna
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  • A live-action "Harry Potter" series may come to HBO Max.

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service has been in talks with potential writers on ideas for a show set in the wizarding world.

  • HBO Max and WB have denied any "Harry Potter" shows are in development.

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We may be getting a "Harry Potter" TV series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is in very early development on a live-action series for HBO Max.

THR reports HBO Max has "engaged in multiple conversations with potential writers exploring various ideas" on how to bring the franchise to streaming. According to THR, no one is attached to any series.

Representatives for both WB and HBO Max denied in a statement to THR saying, "There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform."

Still, with so many streamers now in play and Disney expanding its Marvel Cinematic Universe onto the small screen with "WandaVision" and multiple "Star Wars"-themed shows for years to come, WB and HBO Max have to be considering which of their most valuable properties may lend themselves to similar profitable small-screen series.

HBO is already developing a prequel series to "Game of Thrones" along with a Batman-themed "Gotham" show. There's certainly room for expansion within the wizarding universe.

A sequel play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," follows the adventures of his child Albus Severus years later as he goes to Hogwarts.

WB could even rewind the clock and give us a prequel series on Harry's father James and his godfather Sirius Black. "Padfoot and Prongs" has a nice ring to it.

Read more: What we know about the 3rd 'Fantastic Beasts' movie, so far

For now, the third "Fantastic Beasts" film, a "Harry Potter" spin-off, is still set for release in July 15, 2022.

Representatives for Warner Bros. did not immediately return Insider's request for comment.

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