While most get excited about January 1 being the start of a New Year, our whole focus is on the fact that January 1, 2022, is the debut of the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. Other Harry Potter fans surely understand our excitement to see the talented cast reunite for this 20th Anniversary Harry Potter reunion!
The original cast of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is reuniting for a special coming to HBO Max. When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone debuted in 2001 we had no idea we would be getting ready to celebrate the massive success of the Harry Potter film franchise two decades later with a Harry Potter reunion special. The favorite Harry Potter trio will return for the reunion including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley).
And now, a first look teaser has dropped and we’re on the edge of our seats! HBO Max posted to YouTube:
The invitation you’ve been waiting for has arrived. “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” is coming to HBO Max on New Year’s Day.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, which premiered 20 years ago this year. The retrospective special “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” will tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time. The highly-anticipated retrospective will be a capstone event of the holiday season, dropping as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, on HBO Max.
Check out the first look “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” teaser below:
Yes! We loved seeing the Hogwarts Express! But did you spot the list of names at the end of the trailer? Aside from the Harry Potter trio mentioned above, we can also expect several other favorites during the special including Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).
Anyone else planning to watch “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” on January 1? Let us know in the comments!