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Harry Potter Franchise Continues To Thrive With New Content

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Even Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) is shocked by the enduring popularity of Harry Potter. The franchise began with the publication of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in September 1998. The book series ran until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in July 2007. The movie franchise, meanwhile, began with the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on November 16, 2001, and ended with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 on July 15, 2011.

Despite the mainline movies ending over a decade ago, Harry Potter and the Wizarding World has enjoyed enduring popularity. In an interview, Felton admitted that he never expected the franchise to remain so renowned after the movies ended. He can see why there is still such a large community, but he never thought that the Potter legacy would persist for so long.

Felton expressed his surprise at the continued growth of the Harry Potter fandom, attributing it to the franchise's lasting appeal across generations. The financial success of the franchise, which earned over $7.75 billion through the mainline movies alone, paved the way for the Fantastic Beasts movies, ensuring the Wizarding World remained in theaters and on streaming platforms.

The upcoming Harry Potter TV reboot and rumors of a Harry Potter & The Cursed Child movie further indicate the franchise's enduring presence in popular culture. With new content always in development, the community has remained engaged and anticipatory.

Harry Potter content is available for streaming on Peacock and Max, keeping the magic alive for fans. As long as new releases and developments continue, the Wizarding World fandom flame shows no signs of dimming.

Harry Potter, a multimedia franchise, follows the journey of an orphaned boy at Hogwarts School of Wizardry as he uncovers the truth about himself, his family, and the dark forces threatening the magical world. The film saga, spanning eight episodes, captures the students' growth at Hogwarts amidst a sinister plot involving the return of the dark wizard, Voldemort.

With its expansion into video games, spin-off films like Fantastic Beasts, and attractions at Universal Studios, Harry Potter has solidified its place in popular culture, much to the surprise of even its own stars.

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