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Cartoon Network, HBO Max order Harry Potter & DC shows

An unscripted quiz show and a retrospective special are on the way to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sorcerer's Stone, along with new Batman and Superman shows.
May 19, 2021

WarnerMedia Kids & Family is prepping four new shows based on its Harry Potter and DC brands, and all of them have been picked up by HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) this year, WarnerMedia has greenlit two new unscripted specials. The first is a limited quiz competition series that invites some of the biggest self-proclaimed Potterheads to test their Wizarding World knowledge, with a play-along component for viewers at home. Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, the four x 60-minute miniseries will premiere in the US on HBO Max, Cartoon Network and TBS later this year.

The quiz show will be followed by a retrospective film executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment (A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote and VAX Live). No additional details about this special are available yet.

Over in the DC universe, Warner Bros. Animation is producing a new kids and family animated series about the Man of Steel. My Adventures with Superman (pictured right) sees Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen in their 20s working on an investigative reporting team for the Daily Planet. The show’s 30-minute episodes will tell a serialized story, but there’s no word yet on how many eps will be made or when they’ll start airing. Sam Register is executive producing on the project with Jake Wyatt and Brendan Clogher, and Jose Campbell is attached as a co-producer.

Finally, Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions and 6th & Idaho have teamed up on a new animated Batman series for kids and family audiences. Batman: Caped Crusader (pictured left) is a reimagining of the superhero’s mythology story and will be executive produced by Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. Each episode will be 30 minutes long, but no additional details have been announced.

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Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's News & Social Media Editor. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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