There’s a Rumored “Harry Potter” Reboot on HBO and the Internet Has Thoughts

Harry Potter is one of those properties that belongs now to the people who love it, I think – we’ve grown up with the books during our formative years, we waited anxiously for each movie to be released, and now we watch them any time they happen to pop up on ABC Family, right?

Oh, and we’re definitely gearing up to read them to our kids, if we haven’t already – I can’t wait!

I think that’s why, when news broke that a television series based on the books could be ahead, people were less than excited. The books were amazing, the movies were pretty darn great adaptations, so why take a chance on ruining things with an unnecessary show?

If you’re wondering if your knee-jerk reaction lines up with the feelings of other fans, well – here are 13 quick responses to the news.

13. Some thoughts we should stop paying JK Rowling.

You can’t make exceptions for these kinds of things, they say.

12. Some people were unabashedly excited about the prospect.

In their minds, more Harry is good, full stop.

11. There’s a new evil rising in the Potter world.

We have to show our solidarity.

10. There was musing on what the stories might contain.

Television seasons do give more time for development of characters and subplots.

9. Fans everywhere are kind of torn.

And it’s ok to feel that way, too.

8. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t up for that.

Bring on the Edward, baby.

7. Don’t call it a comeback.

It really never left.

6. Lots of people feel like we’re good with what we have.

No more is necessary when it lives in our hearts.

5. The man has a point.

There are so many good books out there!

4. What if we got a prequel, though?

That could be interesting.

3. Talk about setting yourself up for disappointment.

But I guess that’s kind of the point.

2. You mean like…Fantastic Beasts?

I’m just saying.

1. Join the chorus.

But I’m afraid that perhaps those days have passed.

I told you! For me it’s like we dodged a bullet with an adaptation once (twice if you count the musical) an the third time could definitely not be the charm.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Share them with us in the comments!