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Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 8:50PM EST
Why Harry Potter deserves an animated, substantive TV reboot
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Let's be honest: for hardcore HP fans, the movies have never been that satisfying," says Robyn Bahr. "Sure, they're serviceable, but the films have always been more flash than substance, unable to pack the incredible detail and complex plotting of (J.K.) Rowling's work into two-plus hours per film. Professional critics have often called them muddled at best, and with the amount of cutting and pasting producers have had to do to map these epic tales into feature-lengths, it's a surprise any nonreader could have understood the storylines at all. A TV series — let's say one season per book — would actually provide the time and space to properly adapt this world, particularly as the page numbers steadily rose with each literary installment." Bahr adds: "Argue what you will about content saturation and franchise fatigue, Harry Potter is big business, and a television event series is likely to reignite the core fan base and is almost guaranteed to lure thousands of new subscribers to its distribution platform."
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 2:25PM EST
HBO is getting every Harry Potter movie
Starting New Year’s Day, all eight movies will be available for streaming and viewing.
Posted Wednesday 9/13/17 at 10:02PM EDT
BBC is making a Harry Potter documentary
Harry Potter: A History of Magic will showcase a new British museum exhibit celebrating 20 years of J.K. Rowling’s creation.