Since the “Harry Potter” film franchise came to an end with “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in 2011, fans have been clamoring for more of the Wizarding World. While we now have a Broadway show, numerous Universal Studios theme parks, an augmented reality game and the “Fantastic Beasts” film franchise, fans still can’t get enough of “Harry Potter.”

For years, fans have speculated that the powers that be could someday bring “Harry Potter” to television, possibly through a streaming service. Now rumors suggest that the long-awaited television series is finally in development.

We Got This Covered has published an unconfirmed update saying that the Wizarding World is about to expand even more with the addition of a “Harry Potter” prequel TV series. According to the website, the series is currently in the “very early stages” of development at Warner Bros. and that it will be made available on their upcoming streaming video service.

The prequel series will supposedly be set primarily at Hogwarts and various parts of Europe. For now, plot details are being closely guarded. But according to the website, fans can expect the TV series to feature a whole new set of characters. The only connections it will have to the “Harry Potter” stories that fans know and love is that it will be set in the same universe as the book series.

This means that the prequel story could take place at any point in time in the Wizarding World. Fans have long suggested that a prequel could revolve around the Hogwarts founders or tell the story of the Marauders. But this seems unlikely given that the series will presumably introduce a new cast of characters.

The WarnerMedia streaming service is set to launch officially sometime in 2020, with a beta release expected later this year. Launching the service with a highly anticipated “Harry Potter” prequel series is sure to give the streaming service a popularity boost and will allow it to compete with Netflix, Disney+ and similar services.

Earlier this year, Daniel Radcliffe weighed in on the rumors of an upcoming “Harry Potter” series. “I don’t know at this point what would be gained by rebooting it for TV, but that’s not necessarily the goal, I suppose,” he told TV Guide. “I definitely think there will be another version of it within my lifetime. It will be interesting to see.”

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Official poster of Harry Potter. Harry Potter/Facebook

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