5 Reasons You Should Be Excited for the Harry Potter Reboot

Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I’m looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long-form television series.

J.K. Rowling

Anyone who knows me is probably very irritated because I won’t shut up about the new show adaptation of Harry Potter. I refuse to dampen my excitement for the convenience of others and you shouldn’t either. If you’re as excited as me then you too should scream it from the rooftops, or from wherever you are.

I believe it’s set to premiere sometime in 2025 or 2026, and while the anticipation is killing me, I also think it will be well worth the wait.

Here are 5 reasons you should be INSANELY EXCITED for HBO Max’s (soon to be Max) Reboot of Harry Potter.

1. The show won’t miss as many details (hopefully)

Each book will get its own season. Do you know what this means? There are so many details from the books that weren’t included in the movies. Not just small details, but large details were missed too. This is understandable. You can’t fit everything into a two-hour movie, but a ten-hour season for each book? They should be able to pack plenty into that.

Here are some book details I’m hoping to see in the show:

  • Peeves #justiceforpeeves
  • Charlie Weasley #justiceforcharlie
  • The backstory to the Marauders’ map – it was created by James, Sirius, Remus, and Peter Pettigrew.
  • Harry loses his temper with Dumbledore. Actually, all of the parts where Harry loses his temper – he’s so feisty!
  • Hermione tries fighting for house elf rights by creating S.P.E.W.
  • Ron and Hermione were both Prefects in their fifth and sixth years.
  • Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday party.
  • Rita Skeeter is an illegal Animagus and that’s how she got her scoops.
  • Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny end up meeting Neville’s parents in St. Mungos.
  • Neville could have been The Chosen One.
  • Harry gives his Triwizard winnings to Fred and George to open their own joke shop.

This isn’t even half of everything. I’m hoping, nay, praying that these get included in the show.

2. A new cast

Out with the old, in with the new! I have nothing against the movie cast. For the most part, it was a perfect crew, but I think we can do better. So far there is talk of Adam Driver as Snape, Helen Mirren as McGonagall, and…Tom Felton as Lucius Malfoy *gasp*. I don’t know if any of these whisperings are true, but if they are, I one hundred percent support them.

I’m also excited for more accurate character depictions. Could they please make Harry’s eyes green? Every other statement made to Harry is, “You have your mother’s eyes,” but he doesn’t have her eyes in the movies. Daniel Radcliff has gorgeous blue eyes, they just aren’t Harry’s. Colored contacts, that’s all I’m asking for.

Also, let’s give Ginny a personality. She’s the only Weasley girl in a sea of Weasley boys, which means she’s feisty. I’ll never understand why they made Ginny’s personality so blah in the movies.

3. J.K. Rowling & HBO Max are involved

If you’re creating a show or movie based on a book, you should involve the author. Thankfully, Rowling is a producer. I think there are quite a few producers from the movies that are working on the reboot too.

Not only do we have Rowling, but we also have Max. Everything Max has created is pure gold. I’m talking about Game of Thrones, House of Dragon, The Last of Us, and Succession, just to name a few. All of these shows are incredibly well done. I have total faith that this platform will do us justice.

4. The possible spinoffs

I think everyone can agree that we could do with fewer Star Wars spinoffs and more Harry Potter spinoffs. I’m not saying we go crazy like Disney has with Star Wars and Marvel, but it would be nice to have something other than the Fantastic Beasts series.

Here are just a few spinoff ideas:

  • James and Lily at Hogwarts, and I would love to see James causing mischief with Sirius and Remus too.
  • Seeing Snape go from villain to hero – focusing on his time as a Death Eater.
  • Voldemort’s villain origin story.
  • The founders of Hogwarts and the creation of the four houses.

Any of these, when done right, would be *chef’s kiss*

5. The first teaser has been released

I know it’s just a title sequence, but it does make my heart go pitter-patter.

The Harry Potter movies are classics, and they will always stay near and dear to my heart. Having this reboot will just be an added bonus for us Potterheads.

Are you excited too? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “5 Reasons You Should Be Excited for the Harry Potter Reboot

  1. Same! One of the backstories I was so sad to see deleted from the films was the incredible transformation of Kreacher. And the Ginny of the films was absolutely NOT the Ginny from the books.

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