Talk about flirting with controversy, it appears Warner Bros. Discovery is diving into uncharted territory for the Wizarding World with a Harry Potter TV show.
According to Giant Freakin Robot, HBO Max is working on a Hogwarts Legacy TV show, likely encouraged by the success of the newly released video game of the same name.
The Wizarding World franchise has become a no-fly zone because of J.K. Rowling. Although a new Fantastic Beasts film was out last year, it flopped, which proves the lack of commercial viability of the series. But, after Hogwarts Legacy bucked all of the expectations, Warner Bros. may want to capitalize.
For what it's worth, the source doesn't have the best track record. It should go without saying, but do take this with a grain of salt.
With that said, you can't blame Warner Bros. Discovery for following the money trail. After pulling out several TV shows and movies from HBO Max, the media conglomerate needs a win. Harry Potter, for all its controversies, is a safe bet. Of course, it will have to be good to actually pull in the numbers, but it's not like the Wizarding World lacks interesting stories to tell outside of the main Harry Potter series.
The all-original story of Hogwarts Legacy proved that Potterheads are willing to pay good money for spin-off tales so long as it's worth the price of admission.
Ultimately, the possibility of a Hogwarts Legacy TV show is as low as the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie that isn't in development. Hogwarts Legacy's success got the ball rolling for the Wizarding World due to its popularity.
But, given the backlash Hogwarts Legacy got due to its involvement with J.K. Rowling, WBD might wait it out for a few more years before it starts thinking about revisiting the cinematic side of the Wizarding World.
For now, fans can look forward to the future of Hogwarts Legacy with a potential DLC coming after Avalanche Software is done launching the game across all platforms.
As for the possibility of the original cast returning for a new Harry Potter film, Rupert Grint is waiting on the rest of the trio to sign on. This is much easier said than done after all three of them had distanced themselves from J.K. Rowling following her controversial statements a few years back.