“Harry Potter” Films Leaving HBO Max Next Month
If you use HBO Max to watch the Harry Potter films, you might want to find an alternative soon! Both Variety and Entertainment Weekly are reporting that all eight Harry Potter films will be leaving the platform next month.
WarnerMedia has announced that the titles will be expiring from HBO Max on August 25, so viewers have a little over a month before the films are no longer available.
Variety‘s report on the removal of the films gives us some additional context.
When HBO Max launched May 27, it featured the surprise inclusion of the Warner Bros. ‘Harry Potter’ movies, but it turns out that was only for a three-month carve out on streaming rights. Back in 2016, NBCUniversal inked a deal locking up TV and digital rights to the fantasy movies that also incorporated content for Universal theme parks. It’s not known whether the streaming rights for the ‘Harry Potter’ [sic] in the U.S. are moving to NBCU’s recently launched Peacock.
Could we see the Harry Potter films on Peacock in the near future? That remains to be seen, so get some popcorn and a film to stream!