We are saddened for HBO Max, as it is now losing one of the most money franchises of movies. Harry Potter movies that impart 8 Chapters and are an adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter books are parting ways with HBO Max from August 31, 2022! These magical Harry Potter movies will no longer be available on HBO Max!!!
Harry Potter Movies – J.K. Rowling’s Magic
There is an honest, dedicated fandom that belongs to the franchise of Harry Potter movies. Their souls are attached to every chapter of this world of Hogwarts. Whether Dumbledore, Harry, Professor Snape, or Voldemort, every character has an intriguing impact on all its fans worldwide. The franchise has been earning billions of dollars worldwide with the release of its eight chapters to date.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
HBO Max celebrated the series as Harry Potter films completed 20th years to release their first chapter, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This celebration allowed viewers to view the magical trio together again – Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, along with other cast members, including Chris Columbus, the original director of Harry Potter Movies.
Harry Potter Movies Depart on August 31, 2022
In May 2020, when HBO Max was launched, Harry Potter movies were available to stream. However, it was only for a short duration of 90 days, after which it was available on NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock. HBO Max gained back the rights under a 12-month-deal for a licensing period that ends on August 31, 2022.
Peacock and HBO Max – streaming duos for August 31, 2022
As reported by Variety, the Harry Potter movies are moving from HBO Max to Peacock once again. August 31, 2022, will mark the last day for the presence of Harry Potter movies on HBO Max. Post that, viewers can live the magical wizarding world through Peacock. However, the three Fantastic Beasts films will still be available on HBO Max for now. The Wizarding World has worked to deal with Peacock, who shall be streaming Harry Potter movies post-August 31, 2022.
This Battle Is Not The End
Though HBO Max has lost the battle to streaming Harry Potter movies for now to the streaming platform, we feel it is possible because of the immense fame the streaming platforms enjoy these days. But it goes unsaid that HBO Max is still a giant with varied content, whether old or new. HBO Max still holds the prequel to the Harry Potter films – The Fantastic Beasts franchise, and there still is a possibility of development of the Harry Potter television show. If this happens, then the bruises of the fandom might soothe a bit!!
For fans, it seems good news as they can view the Harry Potter movies on a platform with free tier options like Peacock compared to the pricey HBO Max and its monthly plan amounting to $14.99.
Harry Potter movies have been a part of many fans’ childhood, and they have grown up watching this magical world. The Fanclub of these movies shall always stay forever and beyond!!
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