Live-action Harry Potter series reportedly in 'early development' at HBO Max

Per the Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, a live-action Harry Potter series is in the "early development" stages at the increasingly stacked streaming service.

According to the publication's sources, executives at the streamer have held "multiple conversations" with possible writers for the series, with the discussions centering on multiple broad ideas about how to bring the Potterverse to the television format.

At this time, no writers or other creatives have been attached to the alleged project.

Reese Witherspoon on Hollywood's limiting roles for women

"The real amazing part was really digging deep into the lives of women," Witherspoon told reporters Saturday during a panel for the show at the Television Critics Association press tour. "It wasn't about [the characters] being good or bad, [the script] showed every spectrum and every color of women's lives."

The two Academy Award winning actresses are executive producers on the new show, alongside Jean-Marc Vallée ("Wild") and David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal") and Bruna Papandrea ("Gone Girl").

Long weekend family entertainment

Bring the family together or even the community to watch the Digicel Cup, the Intrust Super Cup, the NRL or the different genre of movies highlighted for you this week.

Check out our movie line up for the week we have horror movies like The Apparition and kids’ movies like Hotel Transylvania. We also have our weekly Hunters feature recapping their previous match.

Enjoy a long weekend of family entertainment only on Digicel Play.

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Sesame Street Is Headed to HBO

It's going to be HBO.

While the classic family favorite isn't leaving PBS anytime soon, Sesame Workshop announced today that HBO and its various platforms will be showing the next five seasons of Sesame Street, allowing producers to make nearly twice as much content that, after a nine-month window, will be free for PBS affiliates. (So if that alone means fewer between-programming telethons, we're on board.)

Remember, Fraggle Rock originated on HBO back in the day, so this isn't quite as strange as it sounds when you first hear it.