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Do Harry Potter TV Rumors Contain Hidden Depths?

Are the rumors being denied by HBO and Warner Bros. executives actually strategic leaks?

The internet was abuzz Monday morning with rumors that Warner Bros. was in talks with HBO Max to develop a Harry Potter series for the streaming service.

With an incredibly expensive Lord of the Rings show in development with Amazon and HBO already working on their Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon already in the works, it's not a stretch to imagine that Harry Potter would have its own contender in the field. Maybe it will adapt the prequel story that fan's developed — following James and Lily Potter's courtship, along with the tormenting of young Severus Snape?

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Can We All Just Pretend Daniel Radcliffe Wrote "Harry Potter?"

Harry Potter himself has a message for certified TERF J.K. Rowling: "Transgender women are women."

British Actors and Cast Members Rupert Grint (l) Emma Watson (c) and Daniel Radcliffe (r) Arrive at the World Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'

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The Harry Potter franchise might've made some well-rounded points about race and government, but author J.K. Rowling's views are known to be horrifically outdated when it comes to the transgender community.

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Wizarding World via YouTube

Sure, life is looking a little grim right now, but at least you aren't an orphan living in a cupboard under the stairs with your neglectful uncle and aunt.

Sometimes, it's helpful to place yourself in the world of an unfortunate kid wizard to feel grateful about the things you have in your life. Even better: What if the actor who grew up representing that kid wizard retold the stories of that world to you?

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Film Lists

Please Enjoy This List of Actors Insulting Their Own Movies

Every actor hates himself a little for their career missteps—except Bill Murray. Bill Murray is too perfect for mistakes.

Bill Murray sticker on NYC street

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All actors have taken movie roles they wish to bury like embarrassing middle school yearbooks.

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Culture Feature

Fandom for the Faithless: How Pop Culture Is Replacing Religion

From Star Wars and Harry Potter to My Little Pony and Supernatural, fan communities develop their own ethos, codes of behavior, and networks of peer-mentoring that turn art appreciation into worship.

University teams play quidditch, the game of Harry Potter books fame

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In January 2019, President Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military was approved by the Supreme Court, which meant the worst had happened: Albus Dumbledore would be ashamed of us.

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