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Harry Potter TV remake secures Succession writer and Game of Thrones filmmaker as showrunner and director

HBO’s Harry Potter TV remake has made significant progress with the appointment of Francesca Gardiner as the showrunner and Mark Mylod as the head director. This announcement was made in a recent HBO press release, confirming the duo as the creative forces behind the highly anticipated TV reboot of the beloved Harry Potter series. Gardiner will take on the role of lead writer and serve as one of the executive producers, while Mylod will also be an executive producer and direct multiple episodes in the likely first season.

Mylod, known for his work on various HBO TV shows, brings a wealth of experience to the project, having directed episodes of popular series such as The Last of Us, Succession, and Game of Thrones. His expertise in the industry positions him as a strong candidate to lead the series from a filmmaking perspective. On the other hand, Gardiner has an impressive track record of writing for acclaimed series like His Dark Materials and The Man in the High Castle, showcasing her talent in crafting compelling narratives.

The involvement of Mylod and Gardiner in the Harry Potter TV remake comes shortly after Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed that the project will now be labeled as an HBO Original, signaling a new chapter for the franchise. While few details have been disclosed about the reboot since its initial announcement in April 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery promises a faithful adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s beloved book series, featuring a fresh cast to engage a new generation of fans while staying true to the essence of the original characters and storylines.

As fans eagerly await the release of the Harry Potter TV series, speculation arises about its availability on streaming platforms outside the US. With HBO Max expanding into European territories and eyeing a UK launch in the future, there are suggestions that the show could potentially be a flagship title for the platform in 2026. However, concrete details about its international distribution remain uncertain, leaving audiences anticipating further updates as the project progresses through production.

In the meantime, fans can enjoy streaming all eight Harry Potter movies on various platforms, including HBO Max, Peacock, Netflix, Sky, Now TV, Foxtel, Binge, and Stan. The upcoming TV adaptation is poised to reignite the magic of the Wizarding World on screen, offering a fresh perspective on the beloved tale that has captivated audiences worldwide for over two decades.