Information of a brand new 10-year-old Harry Potter collection has acquired combined reactions from followers of the franchise.
The mission, introduced by Warner Bros. on Wednesday (April 12), will likely be launched by way of the Max streaming service, now branded as HBO Max.
In keeping with Warner Bros., the collection will likely be a “devoted adaptation of the beloved Harry Potter e-book collection creator and govt producer J.Ok. Rowling.”
Nevertheless, whereas the brand new collection is seen as a departure from the hit movie diversifications, with an all-new forged, followers have seen that the announcement appears to be closely associated to the look and sound of the movies.
Within the teaser video, the Harry Potter title was written in the very same font because the movie, whereas Hogwarts Faculty additionally appeared in the identical design because the movie.
The movie franchise’s well-known theme tune, composed by movie legend John Williams, was additionally used to underline the announcement; a element that followers have been fast to criticize on social media.
“I’ve seen 500 tweets within the final 48 hours about how a lot effort they will put into making this new Harry Potter their very own — new forged, devoted diversifications, 10-year plan, and so forth. — after which the teaser drops and so they’re simply remaking it. are john williams theme???? lol psycho.”
“The trailer for the brand new Harry Potter TV present that has the identical theme music as the films. I imply it is nothing new with a reboot nevertheless it’s actually the identical factor once more with a brand new forged lol,” claimed one other. “What’s the that means? (I do know the purpose is to generate income).
“So this ‘new’, ‘unique’ and ‘devoted’ adaptation will use the identical John Williams Harry Potter 20 years in the past theme and Hogwarts designs. Huh,” remarked one other.
Mashable:Bob Al-Inexperienced wrote: “It is actually bizarre that the ‘new’ Harry Potter collection makes use of the music from the movies and apparently the very same design for Hogwarts. To not point out the brand.”
Others expressed skepticism in regards to the involvement of collection creator Rowling, who has develop into a divisive determine on account of her views on transgender rights.
Many actors from the unique Harry Potter diversifications have departed from Rowling’s views, together with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
Earlier this month, Radcliffe shared an impassioned message about the necessity to help trans children whereas the actor moderated a panel dialogue involving trans and non-binary youth for LGBT+ suicide prevention nonprofit The Trevor Venture.