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Here's Warner Bros.' plan to make a lot more Harry Potter

Chris Plante co-founded Polygon in 2012 and is now editor-in-chief. He co-hosts The Besties, is a board member of the Frida Cinema, and created NYU’s first games journalism course.

Warner Bros. Entertainment is ensuring we will see more of Harry Potter, according to Variety — a lot more.

The studio has assembled a creative and business strike squad called the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team. Based in London and Burbank, the group will control the vision for Harry Potter — "and its ancillary brands" —moving forward.

The move to expand upon Harry Potter is part of Warner Bros.' creative partnership with author J.K. Rowling, the fruits of which were most recently seen in Diagon Alley, an expansion to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida.

According to Variety, the team will oversee development for "new film series in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'; the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter; the recent opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan; the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida; a suite of Harry Potter digital services, and products including J.K. Rowling's own initiative, 'Pottermore'; and a future Harry Potter stage play, which will open in London's West End next year."

Warners Bros. Entertainment was asked for comment about any potential oversight the team will have over the future of Harry Potter video games, but hasn't responded at the time of publish.

UPDATE: Warner Bros. Entertainment is not currently commenting on any involvement the team might have with future Harry Potter video games.

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