The Harry Potter franchise has long been a fan favorite, and the announcement of a new television series has been met with great excitement. This new series will revisit all the beloved books, but with a completely new cast of actors and actresses. Each season will be dedicated to each book, and fans can’t wait to see what the series has in store.
However, there has also been controversy surrounding the series due to the participation of JK Rowling. The author has been criticized for her harmful comments about the trans community, and some fans have called for a boycott of the new series. Despite this, Rowling will still be an executive producer of the series and will earn a reported 18 million euros.
In response to questions about the controversy, Casey Bloy, HBO Max’s chief content officer, acknowledged the concerns but stated that the priority is what is on the screen. He emphasized that the Harry Potter story is about love and self-acceptance, and that is what the series will focus on.
Despite the controversy, fans are still eagerly anticipating the new series. And with the Harry Potter franchise being in business for over 20 years, Bloy is confident that they will continue to thrive in the years to come. Fans can look forward to a seven-season television series that will span over a decade.