‘I need a holiday tomorrow and a boyfriend for the marathon I’m going to have’: Harry Potter fans go wild when all eight films are added to Netflix
Harry Potter fans celebrated on Tuesday when they woke up to discover that all eight of the franchise’s hit films are now available to stream on Netflix UK & Ireland.
The streaming service announced the news on Monday with a Tweet, posting a still of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in the films, writing: “All 8 Harry Potter films coming to Netflix UK/IE tomorrow!!”
To mark the occasion, Netflix has also updated its biography with an iconic line from the franchise, with the biography now reading, “I solemnly swear I’m up to no good.”
Some fans waited until the wee hours to see the films come out, while others announced that they would start their binge-watches first thing on Tuesday.
The time has come: Harry Potter fans celebrated on Tuesday when they woke up to discover that all eight of the franchise’s hit films are now available to stream on Netflix UK & Ireland
Loyal following: Some fans waited until the wee hours to see the films come out, while others announced they would be the first to start their binge-watches on Tuesday
One diehard fan tweeted, “I need a holiday tomorrow and a boyfriend for the marathon I’m going to have.”
Another was emotional when they confessed: “When I saw Harry Potter on netflix this morning, I cried.”
Some stated they would watch all day and calculated it would take them 19 hours and 39 minutes to get through all eight films.
JK Rowlings books were made into eight Potter films, which grossed more than £6bn at the box office between 2001 and 2011 and propelled the careers of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger).
An HBO Max TV series of the seven book series was announced last month, with Warner Bros revealing that each season, to be produced by JK, will be based on one of the books in the franchise.
While Harry Potter movies are now available to binge on Netflix UK, another beloved show has been canceled by the streaming service this week.
It was revealed on Monday that 9,000 fans have signed a petition in a desperate bid to save the Netflix show Lockwood & Co.
The supernatural program was discontinued by the streaming platform after just one series.
Happy Potter Day! One diehard fan tweeted: ‘I need a holiday tomorrow and a boyfriend for the marathon I’m going to have’
But Netflix’s decision not to renew for a second season was met with strong backlash, with thousands of viewers signing a petition urging bosses not to pull the plug.
The petition has gained momentum on Twitter with fans venting their anger at the decision to cancel the show under the hashtag #SaveLockwoodandCo and #LockwoodandCo.
One of them wrote, ‘This show deserves a longer run! The adaptation matched the books so well and the acting was phenomenal. There are so few family-friendly shows these days (especially on Netflix) for people to connect with; this one still has so much to tell.’
Another added, “This is one of the best show adaptations I’ve ever seen. i’m gutted. I will never forgive Netflix for making this terrible decision.
Netflix said in a statement that the show “will not be returning for a second series.”
The statement read: ‘WIt is with a heavy heart that we announce that Lockwood & Co will not be returning for a second series…
“To the fans – to Lock Nation – you really have been the best. We can’t thank you enough for how much you’ve embraced, celebrated and loved the show.
“We are extremely proud of the gifted young actors who brought Jonathan’s beloved fictional characters to the big screen with such warmth, charm and vulnerability.
“Ruby, Cameron and Ali were our perfect Lucy, Lockwood and George. We couldn’t have wished for a more dedicated or talented trio.
Axed: While Harry Potter movies are now available to binge on Netflix UK, another beloved show has been canceled by the streaming service this week – Lockwood & Co.
“All three are superstars and we can’t wait to see them shine in the brilliant future that undoubtedly awaits them.”
Based on the books by Jonathan Stroud, the supernatural thriller stars Bridgeton’s Ruby Stokes and newcomers Cameron Chapman and Ali Hadji-Heshmati.
The TV series is set in an alternate London overrun with ghosts visible only to young people.
A girl with psychic abilities joins the two teenage boys at the ghost-hunting agency Lockwood & Co. to fight the deadly ghosts that plague the city.