James and Oliver Phelps, the twin actors best known for playing Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, are brewing up a food competition show called Harry Potter: Wizards of Baking, per Variety.

The site shares that Warner Bros. Discovery U.S. networks chief Kathleen Finch announced the news during an upfront presentation in New York City today. The eight-film series the Phelps brothers appeared in ended nearly 13 years ago, but their new show will attempt to keep the magic alive on Food Network and on Max streaming service.

Instead of attending and defending Hogwarts, the Phelp brothers will use the wizard-themed show to take viewers to iconic areas from across the Harry Potter series.


“Viewers will see beloved locations, including inside The Great Hall at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Platform 9¾, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, The Burrow as well as props, costumes, and clips from the blockbuster films,” an official description says. “Harry Potter: Wizards of Baking will delight viewers as it blends the magic of Harry Potter with the very real talent of exceptional pastry chefs.”

Variety says production on Harry Potter: Wizards of Baking will begin in the U.K. “shortly.” Additional details, including contestants and release date information, have yet to be revealed.

While Harry Potter began as a book series in the late ‘90s, the franchise has ballooned into an entirely different beast in the decades since. In addition to the long-running series of films led by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, the IP has spawned multiple offshoots and spinoffs across movies, TV, games, and literature.

Last year saw the release of Warner Bros. Games’ Hogwarts Legacy. The open-world video game has helped fans with the wait for more from the Wizarding World while spinoff film series, Fantastic Beasts, remains on the back burner. There is at least some content scheduled for the future, as Warner Bros. Discovery is still putting together its Harry Potter TV series, with plans to deliver it in 2026.

With so much material to pull from, there’s no telling what guest stars and iconic dishes will worm their way into Harry Potter: Wizards of Baking. For more while we wait, check out the rest of the biggest TV shows coming in 2024.

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