HBO Max is hosting a Harry Potter reunion amongst the stars of the movie franchise with Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts premiering Jan. 1, 2022 on the service. The special will also debut on TBS and Cartoon Network in the U.S. in spring 2022 ahead of the theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and will roll out globally with more details to come.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint—who played Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley across the franchise’s eight movies—will be joined at Warner Bros. Studios London by many of the original cast, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch and Ian Hart.
The special will feature in-depth interviews and cast conversations about the making of all of the films, starting with the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which was released in 2001.
A sneak peek of the special will be included in HBO Max’s upcoming reality competition series, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses on Nov. 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on TBS and Cartoon Network. The bracket-style quiz competition, hosted by Helen Mirren, will feature fans competing to take home the Tournament of Houses championship trophy. The four-part competition event will also begin streaming on HBO Max on Jan. 1
“It has been an incredible journey since the debut of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film, and witnessing how it has evolved into this remarkable interconnected universe has been magical to say the least,” said Tom Ascheim, president, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics in a statement. “This retrospective is a tribute to everyone whose lives were touched by this cultural phenomenon—from the talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into this extraordinary film franchise to the passionate fans who continue to keep the Wizarding World spirit alive 20 years later.”
“There’s magic in the air here with this incredible cast, as they all return home to the original sets of Hogwarts, where they began 20 years ago. The excitement is palpable as they prepare to take their fans on a very special and personal journey, through the making of these incredible films,” added Casey Patterson, who is executive producing the special
Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon at the iconic Warner Bros. Studios London, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment (A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote) and Pulse Films (Beastie Boys Story).