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'It's for Children': Harry Potter Star Says Adult Fans Should Get Over the Series
2024/04/20

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Miriam Margolyes, famous for her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series, recently shared her views on the enduring connection fans have with the franchise. In an interview with 1News, Margolyes made a candid observation about the unwavering dedication of die-hard Harry Potter enthusiasts. She expressed surprise that adults still hold onto their love for the series, which she believes was primarily meant for children. Despite her reservations, Margolyes acknowledged the impact of Harry Potter on her career and expressed gratitude for the experience. The Harry Potter franchise, created by author J.

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K. Rowling, follows the adventures of young wizard Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With over 600 million copies sold worldwide in 85 languages, the series is considered the best-selling book series of all time. The novels were adapted into a successful film series by Warner Bros. Pictures, contributing to the franchise's immense commercial success. In 2016, the value of the Harry Potter franchise reached $25 billion, solidifying its status as one of the most profitable media franchises in history. The play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," co-written by Rowling, further expanded the magical universe beyond the original novels.

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Warner Bros. Discovery recently announced plans to reboot the Harry Potter series with a new live-action adaptation. CEO David Zaslav expressed enthusiasm about reigniting the beloved franchise and shared that discussions with Rowling and her team were fruitful. The new Harry Potter series is set for a debut on Max in 2026, promising to offer fans around the world a decade of exciting new stories.

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