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Daniel Radcliffe and Girlfriend Erin Darke Welcome Their First Child

Yer a father, Harry! A representative for Daniel Radcliffe confirmed that the actor and his and longtime girlfriend Erin Darke have welcomed their first child a month after the news broke that the couple was expecting. The actors met on the set of 2013 film Kill Your Darlings, in which the Harry Potter star plays […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: Debating Max’s ‘Harry Potter’ TV Show

Welcome to the 209th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

Amazon’s ‘Harry Potter’ Sale Lets You Catch Up on the Fantasy Franchise Ahead of In-the-Works Series

With news that a new Harry Potter TV show is in the works at streaming service Max (formerly HBO Max), interest in the J.K. Rowling series is picking up once again. Plans for a live-action TV series based on the Harry Potter franchise were announced this week by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, making […]

Harry Potter TV Series Is Already Controversial: J.K. Rowling’s Involvement Slammed

It’s only been announced for a few hours, and it’s already controversial. A Harry Potter TV series was greenlit by Max (formerly HBO Max) that will remake J.K. Rowling’s beloved best-selling fantasy novels into a “faithful” longform series to roll out over a period of 10 years. The ambitious project will cast new leads and […]

How to Watch ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’ Online

Harry Potter is officially entering the world of TV. Based on J.K. Rowling’s young adult fantasy book series, the whimsical franchise has confirmed that a live-action series is in the works for Max, the streaming service previously known as HBO Max. (The rebrand takes effect May 23.) In a presentation Wednesday morning, Max says, “The […]

With ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Big Bang’ and ‘Thrones,’ Warner Bros. Discovery Pushes Franchises to the Max

When HBO Max, Peacock and Disney+ launched, the backbone of their respective streaming services was the deep libraries of content that each of the powerhouse conglomerates had built up over decades. Now, as HBO Max transforms into Max, the new backbone of the platform that incorporates Discovery+ into the fold is leaning harder into the […]

‘Harry Potter’ TV Series Officially Happening at Max

It’s official: A Harry Potter TV series is coming to the streaming service formerly known as HBO Max. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has revealed plans for a live-action TV series based on controversial author J.K. Rowling’s beloved books. Zaslav made the announcement Wednesday morning during a presentation that revealed how streamers HBO Max […]

Tom Felton Remembers Late Robbie Coltrane on Birthday: “Without Hagrid, There’s No Hogwarts”

Tom Felton is remembering his late Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane on what would’ve been Coltrane’s 73rd birthday. In an essay shared with E! News on Thurdsay, Felton remembered the actor he described as “endlessly playful,” “constantly cheeky” and “always kind.” He noted that while he starred alongside other young actors including Emma Watson (who […]

J.K. Rowling Says Criticism Over Stances on Sex, Trans People “Hit Differently” Than Christian Conservative Backlash

J.K. Rowling says that when it comes to the backlash she’s received around her Harry Potter books and her personal stances on the rights and identities of trans people, criticism from her “allies” hit differently than conservatives claiming she was promoting witchcraft. “If it’s coming from people that you would, well, you would have thought […]

Evanna Lynch Addresses J.K. Rowling Trans Controversy, Says the Author Advocates for “Most Vulnerable Members of Society”

Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch is the most recent castmember of the major franchise to address J.K. Rowling’s trans controversy. In an interview with The Telegraph, the Luna Lovegood actress said she was shocked by the backlash Rowling has faced since she made comments on Twitter that many considered to be transphobic. “I just felt that […]

Rupert Grint Says Playing Ron Weasley in ‘Harry Potter’ Franchise for a Decade “Was Quite Suffocating”

Rupert Grint is opening up about playing the beloved Ron Weasley for a decade and his reasons behind choosing his more recent projects. In an interview with Bustle magazine, published online Monday, the actor said playing the ginger-haired character in the Harry Potter franchise from age 11 to 22 “was quite suffocating.” He explained that […]

“Weird Al” Yankovic Says Warner Bros. Turned Down His ‘Harry Potter’ Parody Request

“Weird Al” Yankovic has parodied everything from theme songs for beloved franchises like Star Wars to iconic rap songs like “Gangsta’s Paradise.” Still, one title he never got to revamp is “Hedwig’s Theme,” the Harry Potter theme song, but that wasn’t for lack of trying. While promoting his biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, the […]