HBO has acquired the United States and Canadian rights to Cormoran Strike, a limited series based on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling‘s crime novel series of the same name.
The limited series will run in three separate “event series.” The first will be three hours in length and based on the first book in the series, The Cuckoo’s Calling. The next part will be based on book two, The Silkworm, followed by book three, Career of Evil. Each of the latter two parts of the limited series will be two hours.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be the first Harry Potter spinoff to be released since the film series came to an end in 2011. The adventures of the spinoff will continue for at least four more films as Warner Bros announced that Fantastic Beasts will be part one of a five-part series. Announcements like those are not entirely uncommon as studios have a tendency to confirm sequels and larger franchises based on how the film is testing.
Another good measurement of success is how well the film tracks, and according to new reports, the Harry Potter-spinoff is on course to have a $75 million opening in the US. Check out the full story below.
After the release of eight Harry Potter films, Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling are now venturing into the wizardry world of spinoff sequels. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them centers on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a magizoologist arriving in mid-1920s New York for a brief stop after documenting fantastic beasts around the globe. However, a no-maj (the American version of a muggle) accidentally lets the beasts loose. The studio just held a global fan event where attendees got to see a sneak peek of the upcoming film. But that wasn’t the only surprise. News broke that there will be a total of five Fantastic Beast films that will be released in the future.
It’s real easy to see why everyone is excited for another Harry Potter film. Though his story has ended, the franchise will continue to live on through spinoffs and prequels.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first of those films, centering on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) a Magizoologist of the early 1920s, whose works helped inspire the textbook seen in the first Harry Potter film. Now the film will give us a look at his adventures. But before all of that could happen, Warner Brothers is pleased to announce that they will be holding a free global fan event in 18 major cities around the world. More on the story and a video below.
Warner Brothers will be making a few more pushes in the coming weeks to help promote the release of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and they will start with the final trailer for the film. We’ve known that the Harry Potter spin-off would be based on exploits of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the magizoologist whose work was the inspiration for a Hogwart’s textbook that we’ve saw in the original films. Though the character appeared in portraits in the books and films, the prequel-spinoff will be the first time where we see Newt in action.
Check out the full trailer for the film here below.