‘Harry Potter’ TV Show Isn’t Happening Says J.K Rowling

Harry Potter, the television series, won’t be coming to a TV screen near you says J.K Rowling.

Although the story of the boy wizard has been adapted for the stage and there’s a spinoff movie in the works, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, fans may never see the popular series adapted for TV, if Rowling’s recent tweets are anything to go by.

According to Entertainment Weekly, during a recent Twitter conversation with fans, someone asked Rowling about the possibility of a Harry Potter TV show. Rowling was pretty sarcastic with her response.

“Right after the opera, Potter-on-ice and the interpretative dance version of Beedle the Bard,” she wrote about the TV series idea.

So, definitely not happening. Sorry, Potter fans.

On a happier note, Rowling did tease some details about the spinoff film. The author shared some interesting tidbits about the American wizarding world that will be featured in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Looks like the wizarding government in Fantastic Beasts is nothing like the U.S. Congress for muggles. Also, International Confederation of Wizards is the magical equivalent to the United Nations.

In other Fantastic Beasts news, Colin Farrell was recently cast in the film. The True Detective star will play an American wizard named Graves. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll join Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, and Alison Sudol on the cast. Farrell’s character will encounter Newt Scamander (Redmayne) in New York. The plot centers around Newt’s adventures in the secret society of witches and wizards as he works to document all living magical creatures.

The story in Fantastic Beasts takes place about 70 years before Harry Potter starts reading Newt’s book in school. The action all takes place in the United States during the Jazz Age. But don’t expect a U.S. branch of Hogwarts. Rowling has hinted that although there’s no American Hogwarts, fans will see some of the British wizardry school’s former students. Expect to see Porpentina, or Tina, who is rumoured to be Scamander’s love interest.

David Yates will be directing. J.K Rowling wrote the script. Potter producer David Heyman is also returning and will have a co-producer credit with Rowling. Steve Kloves, writer of seven out of the eight Potter films, will also be producing along with Lionel Wigram.

The film is slated for a November 2016 release.

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