Cancel your weekend plans because all eight Harry Potter films are now available on Netflix.
We think a little spring slumber is in order, because the beautiful realm of magic is now included on your UK and Ireland Netflix membership.
Previously, muggle fans could only see the eight-part franchise if they leased or purchased the movie.
But now, with the flick of a wand – sorry, remote – Harry Potter’s (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger’s (Emma Watson), and Ron Weasley’s (Rupert Grint) on-screen adventures from The Philosopher’s Stone through The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2 will be accessible to view anytime you want.
Obviously, Potterheads are ecstatic, and Netflix UK & Ireland are exploiting the situation, changing their Twitter bio to a quotation from the film: ‘I earnestly vow I am up to no good.’
The streaming company announced the news on Twitter, with several fans promising to start their HP marathons right now.
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) May 17, 2023
‘I might watch all the Harry Potter films within the next week,’ wrote one, while another said: ‘Know what I’m binge watching tonight.’
However, several individuals questioned the move’s ethics in light of JK Rowling‘s contentious statements towards the trans community.
This comes after it was reported that a Harry Potter TV series will be heading to our screens on Max – formerly HBO Max.
In a statement, Max explained: ‘The stories from each of Rowling’s Harry Potter books will become a decade-long series produced with the same epic craft, love and care this global franchise is known for.
‘The series will feature a new cast to lead a new generation of fandom, full of the fantastic detail, much loved characters and dramatic locations that Harry Potter fans have loved for over 25 years.’
It continued: ‘Each season will be authentic to the original books and bring Harry Potter and these incredible adventures to new audiences around the world, while the original, classic and beloved films will remain at the core of the franchise and available to watch globally.’
Rowling, Neil Blair, and Ruth Kenley-Letts will executive produce the series.
As the search for the next Harry, Ron, and Hermione continues, why not grab some popcorn and watch a marathon with the old favourites…