We solemnly swear that we are excited about the possibility of an upcoming Harry Potter series on HBO Max. Although the series has yet to be confirmed – it’s still in the early stages of talks – Potterheads around the world are excited about what’s to come.
It all started that day that the Harry Potter letter came into his hands, but before that there was already a magical world and a series about the Marauders would give us different points about many of the main characters of the saga.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to the stories that any Harry Potter series could follow, but the most fruitful storyline might already be embedded in the series itself. Since the series’ inception, Harry Potter fans have lived through the Marauders era, which centers on Harry’s father, James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew during their years at Hogwarts in the 1920s. 1970.
Each of these characters turns out to be crucial to Harry’s development in the canon series, both on page and on screen, but fans have to piece together the brief mentions of their youthful escapades to construct their own version of Harry’s timeline. the Marauders.
Wands ready! Here’s why a Marauders prequel would work.
Exploring Hogwarts in a different era
With a silhouette instantly recognizable to millions of people, nothing beats the magic of Hogwarts. A Marauders prequel would not only allow for a return to this beloved school, but also a further exploration of its vast mysteries interspersed with traditional locations fans know and love, like the Great Hall and the Gryffindor common room.
In the 1970s, Hogwarts was one of the only havens for British wizards during the First Wizarding War, in part due to Albus Dumbledore’s new position as headmaster. A prequel series would give fans a chance to take a look back at the famous character’s early days in office.
Without the love story of Lily and James, Harry Potter himself would not exist. Through the Marauders series, fans could learn more about Harry’s mother before her tragic death.
To this day, fans continue to debate Snape’s stature as a hero or villain in the series as it stands. Although the answer is subjective to the viewer, a Marauders prequel would offer more insight into his behavior towards Harry as an adult. During his time as a student at Hogwarts, Snape was not only bullied by James and the other Marauders, but he also permanently lost Lily’s trust after viciously calling her a Mudblood. While the story wouldn’t necessarily focus on Snape and his actions, he’s still an integral part of the Marauders’ story and a prequel could offer a significant amount of backstory for this notoriously complex character.
Upon discovering Lupin’s werewolf identity, the boys take on the grueling task of becoming Animagi so they can be with him during his transformations. Wow, that’s a great story line – they don’t have Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs names for nothing! The process of becoming an Animagus is not only very difficult, but the magic that one of them displays is visually impressive, which is a promising development within the magical world for long-time fans.
A Voldemort that Harry never met
This type of series would also allow one to explore the events of the First Wizarding War, which took place after Voldemort’s initial rise to power. In fact, it was the threat of Voldemort’s presence in this war that prompted the formation of the Order of the Phoenix (something that could also be further explored).
Fans might even get a glimpse of the events leading up to James and Lily’s deaths as a result of Peter Pettigrew’s betrayal, something that is only noted in the series after it happens.
With such a rich unexplored world, why wouldn’t we be excited about the prospect of diving back into it?