HP Fans Against Transphobia Pens Open Letter Opposing the “Harry Potter” Television Reboot

A group of fans of the Wizarding World franchise, under the banner HP Fans Against Transphobia, has created an open letter and petition opposing the Harry Potter television reboot on the streaming service Max.

The description of the petition and open letter, as hosted on Action Network, notes HP Fans Against Transphobia’s aims and references comments made by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling in relation to the transgender community. Rowling was described as an executive producer of the Harry Potter television reboot at the time that it was announced during an event from Warner Bros. Discovery.

In April, HBO announced the launch of a new Harry Potter TV series. As long time [sic] fans of the series, we wish we could be excited. But because of the harm that J.K. Rowling perpetuates against trans people, we just can’t be. That’s why we’re asking HBO to cancel the show and not platform transphobia. Will you join us?


A banner from HP Fans Against Transphobia promotes the open letter and petition with a yellow lightning bolt against a trans flag background.

A banner from HP Fans Against Transphobia includes a shortened URL for the open letter and petition. (Credit: HP Fans Against Transphobia)


As an entity, MuggleNet remains dedicated to our commitment to serving the Harry Potter community from a more conscious standpoint than we have done in the past, and we want to ensure that we are taking into account the views of our team of over 100 volunteers as we determine our collective approach to the announced reboot.

For more information on the open letter and petition by HP Fans Against Transphobia, including how to add your name, visit Action Network.

Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.