The author of the Harry Potter saga, also producer of the series recently ordered by the streaming service Max, has reacted sarcastically to the criticisms of those who do not want to be involved in the project.
J.K. Rowling he is not afraid of criticism, on the contrary he jokes about it. The author of the saga of Harry Potterwho will be involved as a producer on the recently officially announced series based on the books by Warner Bros. Discovery and waiting on streaming video service Max, has responded sarcastically to the many fans who are threatening to boycott the new project precisely because of his involvement. In fact, the writer is still involved in a controversy for her denigrating comments against the trans community. Yet the indignant reactions of her fans seem to slip on her.
Harry Potter: JK Rowling responds to fans who do not want his involvement in the series
“Terrible news that I feel compelled to share,” Rowling tweeted. “Activists are trying to organize yet another boycott of my work, this time of the television series of Harry Potter. As forewarned is forearmed, I have taken the precaution of putting away a large supply of champagne,” he added, thus alluding to the fact that the massive boycott operation set in motion by some fans – according to him – will not affect the success of the series.
Holding all rights to her works, JK Rowling is involved in the project as a producer. “Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I look forward to being a part of this new adaptation that will delve into the details, an opportunity only offered by a long-running television series.” duration,” Rowling had said commenting on Max’s announcement. But this news was not well received by several fans, still indignant with the writer for her transphobic comments (like a famous 2020 tweet alluding to the fact that only cisgender women know what period is). The author’s subsequent apologies were of little use: by now the damage was done.
The Harry Potter TV series: What we know
The streaming video service Max (born following the merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery), has officially ordered a TV series based on the books of Harry Potter. It will be a remake that the service defines as “a faithful adaptation of the original material” and which will keep the production team busy for a period of approximately 10 years. The cast is still secret, but it is certain that we will see new actors in the role of Harry, Hermione, Ron and all the characters we loved.
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