Harry Potter TV Show Update: Succession Writer in Showrunner Shortlist

Warner Bros.’ months-long showrunner search for its highly-anticipated Harry Potter TV show has finally been narrowed down to three finalists.

According to Deadline, Succession writer Francesca Gardiner is reportedly part of the studio’s current showrunner shortlist who could potentially become the creative leader for Max’s series adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s beloved fantasy novel series. The outlet notes that fans should expect a final decision about this soon. Further details about its potential cast and creative team are still being kept under wraps, but it’s understood that Rowling will be attached as a producer.

Should Gardiner be chosen, this would mark the Emmy-wining producer’s third collaboration with Warner Bros. Television, after previously serving as an executive producer on the His Dark Materials series on the second season of the hit thriller drama Killing Eve.

Harry Potter TV Series Will Last for Ten Seasons

The Harry Potter series is described as a “decade-long” project with each season expected to adapt one book in J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed book series, which consists of The Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows.

The Harry Potter seven-book series was adapted into eight films that earned over $7 billion at the worldwide box office. Warner Bros. also has the Fantastic Beasts prequel series of films under its belt, including 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and 2022’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.