As you probably already know (or, hell, maybe you’ve forgotten), today’s April 1st, which means that you can expect to see no shortage of half-assed “fake news stories”, faux-announcements, and phony photos at all your favorite websites. Here at Comedy Examiner HQ, we’ve kinda grown bored with the April Fool’s phenomenon, but when we see a fake trailer as good as the one embedded over there on the left, we’ve gotta give credit where credit’s due: this faux-Harry Potter TV show trailer is one of the best of its kind. Read on for the best April Fool’s Day prank we’ve seen so far today, my gentle Examiner readers…
Harry Potter fans are going to hit the roof when they see the trailer embedded over there on the left, the first ad for FX’s The Aurors. Apparently, JK Rowling (Jo, if you’re nasty) has decided to sell the rights to the Harry Potter franchise, and who else but FX could possibly be interested in that cash-cow? NBC? They’re too busy giving Betty White an ill-advised prank show. No, The Aurors was definitely destined to end up on FX’s airwaves, and– from the looks of that trailer– the network might have another big hit on their hands.
Or, y’know, probably not. The Aurors isn’t a real TV show, no more than Titanic 2 is a real movie or Glenn Beck is a real human being. This is just an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank being perpetrated by the fine folks over at IGN.com, and– all snarkiness aside– it’s one of the best faux-trailers we’ve seen. This being Comedy Examiner HQ, we were ready to see the onslaught of phony news articles and fake trailers when we got online this morning, but the Harry Potter TV show trailer over there on the left is so good, we almost forgot that it was April 1st.
So, what do you think, Potter fans? Wouldja like to see The Aurors for real? Can’t imagine a Harry Potter TV show being any good? Think that it’d be better suited for HBO than FX? Sound off in the comments section below, folks: we wanna know what you think about all this! But before you
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do that, hit the “Video” box over there on the left to see the first-ever trailer for the Harry Potter TV show, The Aurors, not coming to FX this Summer.