“Harry Potter” TV Series Aiming for 2026 Premiere, Says Warner Bros. CEO

More Hogwarts adventures are on the way soon. Rumors of a 2026 release for Max’s upcoming Harry Potter TV show began earlier this year, but now we have confirmation from the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, that that’s exactly what the company aims for.

Following recent meetings with author J.K. Rowling, Zaslav stated that the company is “aiming for a debut in 2026.” He also doubled down on the suggestion that the show would air over several years, saying that he “can’t wait to share a decade of new stories” with witches and wizards across the globe. Each season of the show is set to bring to life one of Harry’s years at Hogwarts, although with Zaslav promising “new stories,” we could get an even wider view of Harry’s school life than we got in the books.

Our conversations were great, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s ahead.  

The 2026 release rumors originally circulated after it was announced that writers had begun pitching ideas for the show back in January. Several names were attached at the start of the process, although a more recent update suggests that Francesca Gardiner, who has previously worked on His Dark Materials and Killing Eve, is among the top three picks. However, it’s presumed that there will be more than one writer chosen at the final stage.

The announcement that everyone’s waiting for, however, is a cast. We know that a whole new bunch of young people will step through the doors of the Great Hall to study at Hogwarts, but unfortunately, it’s still going to be a while until we know exactly who that will be. 

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Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.