On Aug. 25, HBO Max will purge all eight Harry Potter movies from its service. This information comes solely two months after the sequence preliminary shock launch on WarnerMedia’s new platform. It’s at present unclear the place the Harry Potter sequence will go, if wherever.
Months in the past, followers woke as much as a shock on HBO Max launch day: all the Harry Potter films streaming in as soon as place. This was a tricky get for HBO Max, as Warner Bros. launched the movies initially, however offered the TV rights to NBCUniversal 4 years in the past — a deal that was set to final till 2025. That deal reportedly required quite a lot of “horse trading” between Warner and NBC.
Warner didn’t clarify why the Harry Potter sequence will exit HBO Max so quickly after launch. With NBCUniversal nonetheless proudly owning the TV rights, it’s potential the movies might migrate to NBC’s new service, Peacock. But it’s additionally potential the sequence might slip again into the streaming void, with viewers unable to stream them by way of any subscription service.
Viewers can nonetheless watch the Potter sequence digitally on rental companies like Amazon Prime Video and Apple’s iTunes, and can possible nonetheless find a way to take action after Aug. 25.