From 1 January 2018, the wizarding world will have a new home when all eight movies in the Harry Potter film franchise arrive on HBO.
The films join the hit prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is already available on HBO GO, HBO NOW, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
This marks the first time that all nine films set in the universe created by bestselling author JK Rowling will air on a single network, unedited and commercial-free. For viewers who prefer to stream their favourite movies, this will also be the first time the entire franchise is available on the same streaming service, with all nine films available to stream any time on HBO GO and HBO NOW, in addition to HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
The eight-film adaption starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint has earned $7.7 billion in box-office sales, the second-highest-grossing film franchise of all time. The seven-book series is distributed in over 200 territories, has been translated into 68 languages and has sold over 400 million copies all over the world, as well as inspiring various role-playing games, such as the Quidditch Premier League in the UK.
“We are delighted to welcome the Harry Potter films to our catalogue of award-winning original programming and crowd-pleasing theatrical films. HBO has a long-standing reputation as the home of the best classic and recently released Hollywood movies, and having the Harry Potter franchise furthers our objective to bring quality entertainment to our subscribers across all of our platforms,” said Bruce Grivetti, EVP of business affairs and president of film programming at HBO.