Films & TV

April 12th, 2023

Warner Bros. Discovery announces new Harry Potter TV series

Warner Bros. Discovery has announced that a Harry Potter TV series is in the works, set to be released on their new streaming service, MAX. CEO David Zaslav made the announcement during a press event held on Wednesday, April 12th. The series will be an adaptation of the original Harry Potter books, and while J.K. […]

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April 4th, 2023

Harry Potter TV Series “in talks” but nowhere “near a deal”

Last night, Harry Potter became a trending topic in social media because of Bloomberg report: Warner Bros. Nears Deal for a New Harry Potter Television Series. The scoop, authored by journalist Lucas Shaw, reported that “HBO is close to a deal for a Harry Potter TV series based on the best-selling young adult books for […]

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November 4th, 2022

Davis Zaslav (Warner Bros CEO) would like more Harry Potter movies if J.K. Rowling agrees

Today was Warner Bros. Discovery Q3 earnings call with investors, and CEO Davis Zaslav mentioned Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling. According to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Zaslav said: “We’re going to have a real focus on franchises. We haven’t had a ‘Superman’ movie in 13 years. We haven’t done a ‘Harry Potter’ movie in […]

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May 25th, 2022

Tom Felton to publish “Beyond the Wand”, his autobiography

Actor Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, will publish Beyond the Wand, his first biography on October 2022. They called for a break, and Gambon magicked up a cigarette from out of his beard. He and I were often to be found outside the stage door, having ‘a breath of […]

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February 28th, 2022

Second trailer (and new poster) for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

A second trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has been released, with a new poster showing the main characters. Poster:

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February 22nd, 2022

Character posters for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The character posters for the third film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, have been revealed. The next characters were introduced as part of Dumbledore’s First Army:   Posters for Gellert Grindelwald’s side were revealed as well: Some beasts… And some and enigmatic new characters…

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February 17th, 2022

David Heyman confirms the creatures from the trailer of Fantastic Beasts 3 are baby manticores

The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore showed a few new creatures from the Wizarding World, and one of them was this one that looks like a crab/scorpion, depending on how you look at them: We were in the dark about which new creature this was, until last week. In a Fan […]

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February 15th, 2022

Five alternative titles for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

It is normal for studios to explore different names for a film prior to its launch, especially for big franchises movies where the title can make a big difference in the box office. This was, of course, the case for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Before making a decision on that title, the studio […]

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February 14th, 2022

David Heyman: “We haven’t yet started writing the next [Fantastic Beasts 4] film”

Warner Bros. Japan organized a Fan Event in Tokyo to promote Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore for the fans from the Asian country. Although they did not show new material from the film (only well-known trailer at this point), David Heyman was present through a recorded video. Heyman is the producer of all the Harry […]

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February 7th, 2022

J.K. Rowling to appear with Stephen Fry in “Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History”, a BBC documentary

Stephen Fry, who famously narrated the Bloomsbury (United Kingdom) Harry Potter audiobooks, will embark on a fantastical journey across the world in this upcoming BBC One special, entitled Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History. In a unique collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit, the Natural History Museum (who helmed the exhibition, Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of […]

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February 4th, 2022

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Posters from a marketing campaign that were discarded

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was the second film in the Fantastic Beasts series, and after the success of the first one (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Warner Bros. wanted to replicate the success with a big marketing campaign in a few cities around the world. The chosen marketing action was a […]

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January 27th, 2022

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Original Screenplay to be published…

We are only two months away from the release of the third film in the new Wizarding World series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. However, there are no official announcements yet about the publication of the original screenplay. For the first two movies, a hardback edition of the screenplay was published at the same […]

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December 13th, 2021

Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore: Full trailer, articles, theories and thoughts

The full trailer of Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore is finally out! You can watch it above. But we had some questions after watching it, read the articles below: J.K. Rowling is the big absentee Why does Jacob have a Wand and how is he in the Great Hall? What’s the bright spell […]

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November 21st, 2021

Early designs posters for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban had a different aesthetic compared to the previous two films in the series. These posters were proposed as characters’ posters by the Art Department of the film, but they were never used. The idea was to present posteres with the idea that dark times are ahead, and that […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #59 · November 2021

20 Years of Magic: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This November marks 20 years since the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hit cinemas around the world, starting some kind of a revolution in the film industry and giving the Harry Potter books a boost to become even more successful than they already were. Philosopher’s Stone was important at the time […]

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November 5th, 2021

Chris Columbus: “I would love to direct ‘The Cursed Child’ [film adaptation].”

Variety interviewed Chris Columbus, director of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, for the 20th anniversary of the film release. The full interview can be read here. In it, Chris tells of his relationship with Jo Rowling, young actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and more. The last question, however, may raise some eyebrows: […]

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September 29th, 2021

New UK & Ireland release date for “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”: April 8th, 2022

Warner Bros. has announced this morning that Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has a new release date in the UK and Ireland: April 8th, 2022. This new date is one week before the international date that was shared one week ago, when they announced the title. Now we must wait to see if Warner […]

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September 22nd, 2021

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore to hit theaters on April 15, 2022 (and first synopsis!)

The title for the third film in the Fantastic Beasts series has been revealed: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The movie release date has changed as well, with the new date being April 15, 2022. Wizarding World has shared a first brief synopsis of the plot: Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard […]

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August 27th, 2021

Fantastic Beasts 3 begins reshoots in August

Cardington Sheds Twitter account shared the following image, that shows a note from Fantastic Beasts 3 production team to local residents of Cardington: Besides the fact of the reshooting taking place in a Hangar in Cardington Airfield, it is interesting to note that we can see Vermilion logo/title for the first time (at the top […]

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August 21st, 2021

Strike: Troubled Blood is now in pre-production

The fifth season of Strike (CB Strike in the United States) is now in pre-production. The series, that will adapt Robert Galbraith’s fifth novel Troubled Blood, will consist of four episodes of one hour each. It is estimated that it will be released in 2022. BBC One will air in the United Kingdom, while HBO […]

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January 22nd, 2021

Tom Ascheim to oversee Harry Potter Franchise at Warner Bros: What does it mean?

Variety reports that Tom Ascheim has been promoted and its new role at Warner Bros will be to oversee the Harry Potter and Wizarding World franchise, acting as a nexus between the studio and J.K. Rowling (and her office/reps at The Blair Partnership). Although the official announcement does not reveal anything about future plans, it […]

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November 22nd, 2020

The Diaries of Alan Rickman, to be published on Autumn 2022

It has been announced that Canongate Books will publish The Diaries of Alan Rickman in autumn 2022. The diaries of the late actor – 27 handwritten volumes of his “witty, gossipy and utterly candid” thoughts about his career and life spanning more than 25 years – are going to be edited down into a single […]

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October 6th, 2018

Exclusive: Scans of Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of The Crimes of Grindelwald

As it happened with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the second film in the series Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will have a lot of companion books. One of them is Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is authored by Ian Nathan. Nathan already wrote Inside […]

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April 22nd, 2018

New information about the French Ministry of Magic and The Crimes of Grindelwald

With the release of every new Wizarding World movie, there are a lot of related books that are published at the same time. That’s the case of FANTASTIC BEASTS: The Magizoologist’s Discovery Case, a Hachette (Running Press) book that is going to be published in October, one month before the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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November 16th, 2017

The Crimes of Grindelwald

The sequel of Fantastic Beasts will hits theaters one year from now, on November 16th, 2018. But we do not have to wait 365 days to know more about the film, since today they release the movie title and a promotional image with all the main characters. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be […]

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October 9th, 2017

Next cities where Cursed Child could be staged

It was in December 2013 that it was stated publicly that J.K. Rowling and Sonia Friedman Production were going to develop a West End stage play based on the Harry Potter characters. At that moment, it was announced that the play would “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast”, […]

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September 22nd, 2017

Round-up of Harry Potter news

If the Harry Potter fandom was waiting for news for this weekend, Friday has arrived with three updates. One of each kind: movies, books and stage plays. 

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November 18th, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child goes to New York in 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the stage play that debuted in London this past July, will be in New York City in two years.

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November 11th, 2016

J.K. Rowling reveals more about Fantastic Beasts at Press Conference and NYC Premiere

Yesterday was the Press Conference for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the World Premiere too in London. J.K. Rowling was present at both events, and she revealed more about the upcoming films of this new series. Rowling talked about Albus Dumbledore and what we are going to see in the second film: […]

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October 17th, 2016

Empire Magazine: Fantastic Beasts cover will have videos

While other magazines embarrass themselves, Empire Magazine will do something fabulous for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie.

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October 14th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts: Five movies and new featurette

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is not anymore part of a trilogy. J.K. Rowling confirmed today in a Fan Event that there will be five movies – although we do not know if the title of all of them will be Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

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September 7th, 2016

Tom Burke confirmed as Cormoran Strike, BBC to release 7 episodes, and more info

Variety has confirmed the rumors that have been online lately. Finally, Tom Burke will play Cormoran Strike in the BBC adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s books. 

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June 27th, 2016

Advance Screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with J.K. Rowling – to support Lumos

See author J.K. Rowling in conversation with Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne at an advance screening of the much-anticipated Warner Bros. feature film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

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June 4th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Film: Six upcoming books

In the following months, HarperCollins is going to publish a series of books related to the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. So far, there are only six books confirmed.

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April 26th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Script to be published this year

Fantastic Beasts is J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, and luckily for us, the script will be published in November! This will give us a better idea of exactly what J.K. Rowling came up with and how the filmmakers embellished it. Exciting news come from Little, Brown and Scholastic, who together will publish Fantastic Beast And Where To […]

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January 25th, 2016

At least two publishers after The Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the upcoming two-part West End stage play scheduled to open in July 2016, set nineteen years after the end of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, which will be about Harry Potter (now a Ministry of Magic employee) and his son Albus Potter. Considered to be the sequel of […]

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December 15th, 2015

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Trailer and Poster

Finally, the first Fantastic Beasts trailer is here! The official social media accounts for the movie have released both the first poster and first trailer of the movie, though they do not reveal too much.

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October 23rd, 2015

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Synopsis

Yesterday, we revealed the new artwork, prices, dates, tagline and who is the Cursed Child. Now, Pottermore, the official Harry Potter channel, has published the synopsis of the West End Play that is already catalogued as Harry Potter 8.

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September 24th, 2015

Robert Galbraith’s BBC Series will be called ‘The Cormoran Strike Mysteries’

The BBC presented their upcoming salte of series, and revealed some info of the adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s novels. Reports details that production on the series called The Cormoran Strike Mysteries will begin this fall. Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy) will adapt The Cuckoo’s Calling, while Ben Richards (The Tunnel, Fortitude) will adapt The Silkworm. […]

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September 24th, 2015

The Cursed Child will be in two parts

With three tweets, J.K. Rowling just announced that the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be in two parts. And although Pottermore published a tweet saying “Why it’s in two parts”, the answer was never given.

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September 18th, 2015

Sonia Friedman talks about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Sonia Friedman is the producer of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She spoke with Evening Standard about her career and of course, the upcoming play about J.K. Rowling’s character.

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June 26th, 2015

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Title for Harry Potter play

Update: All the information previously released have been confirmed. The Harry Potter stage play has an official website with information about release date, tickets and more. Baz Bamigboye, the journalist who revealed that J.K. Rowling was working on a Harry Potter play, has published on The Daily Mail the title and more info about it. […]

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May 28th, 2015

The Casual Vacancy on DVD and BluRay on August 4th

The Casual Vacancy, the TV adaptation from the first J.K. Rowling’s book for adults, will be avaialable on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD soon. Warner Bros. has announced that “The Casual Vacancy comes to Blu-ray for $29.97 SRP and DVD for $24.98 SRP on August 4, 2015. This mini-series will also be available on Digital […]

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February 11th, 2015

When Nintendo tried to buy the Harry Potter rights

Unseen64, a website specialized in unreleased videogames, has released an article telling something (on our opinion) really weird: in 1998, Nintendo developed a pitch to lock down exclusive access to the Harry Potter rights – including movies too. The article also reveals a lot of details of the deal (including a Quidditch Videogame!), why J.K. […]

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February 1st, 2015

The Casual Vacancy – First trailer

BBC One has released on YouTube the first trailer of The Casual Vacancy, the adaptation of the first novel for adults by J.K. Rowling. The series will premiere on 15 February 2015 in the United Kingdom. See the trailer (0:40) below:

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December 10th, 2014

Robert Galbraith’s first novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, will be adapted for BBC

Today it was announced that the Cormoran Strike novels will be adapted for a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and TV. Neil Blair, Chair of Brontë says: “We’re delighted to be bringing these best-selling novels to the screen and to be working once again alongside the BBC.” Danny Cohen, […]

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November 24th, 2014

J.K. Rowling’s script for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is complete

David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter movies and the upcoming spin-off, told The Telepragh “Jo has written a wonderful script. It’s early stages. David Yates is directing and we start filming next year. I’m just really excited about it. She is so smart, and her turn of phrase, the precision of the language […]

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July 30th, 2014

Cast announced for teenage characters of ‘Casual Vacancy’ miniseries

The ScreenTerrir reports that the teenage characters of The Casual Vacancy has been announced. You can see their photos (and their names!) here.

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May 13th, 2014

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them release date: November 18, 2016.

Surprisely, the release date for the first part of the Fantastic Beast trilogy has been announced: the film will be released in theaters on November 18, 2016. Thanks to The Fanatico for the heads up!

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March 30th, 2014

Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be a trilogy

The New York Times published a new article about Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, and reveals that J.K. Rowling’s movies about Newt Scamander will be a trilogy.

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October 12th, 2011

Live web chat with the Harry Potter cast! Update: They answered our question!

Watch the record of the webchat here. Also, see the moment when they answered our question here.

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