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‘HBO Max’s Upcoming ‘Harry Potter’ Series Secures Writer and Director’

HBO and Warner Bros. Television have recently announced the key creative team for the highly-anticipated original “Harry Potter” series. Francesca Gardiner, known for her work on HBO’s “Succession” and “His Dark Materials,” as well as “Killing Eve,” has been appointed as the showrunner and executive producer. Joining her is Mark Mylod, who has credits on popular shows like “Succession,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Last of Us,” serving as an executive producer and director for multiple episodes of the upcoming series. This new project, currently in the development phase, will be part of HBO Max’s growing global content library.

The series is set to offer a faithful adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s beloved “Harry Potter” book series, with a fresh cast taking on the iconic roles from the magical world. While the original film franchise continues to hold a special place in fans’ hearts, this new series aims to bring a renewed perspective to the beloved narrative.

Francesca Gardiner takes on the role of both writer and executive producer for the series, ensuring a cohesive vision for the show. Mark Mylod will not only serve as an executive producer but will also bring his directorial expertise to multiple episodes. The project is a collaborative effort between Brontë Film and TV, Warner Bros. Television, and the creative minds behind the original source material.

In addition to Gardiner and Mylod, the series boasts an impressive lineup of executive producers, including J.K. Rowling herself, Neil Blair, and Ruth Kenley-Letts from Brontë Film and TV, as well as David Heyman from Heyday Films. This powerhouse team is dedicated to bringing the magic of the “Harry Potter” universe to life in a new and exciting way.

As the series continues to progress, fans can look forward to a fresh take on the beloved storylines and characters that have captivated audiences worldwide. With a talented creative team at the helm, the upcoming “Harry Potter” series promises to be a must-watch for fans of the wizarding world. Stay tuned for more updates as this magical journey unfolds.