The televised Friends reunion earlier this year was the unexpected plot twist that made 2021 just about memorable for some good reasons, along with the… well, y’know. So our ears pricked up when we heard rumours that there would be a similar style reunion with the stars from the Harry Potter films to mark 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first released at the cinema.
There’s been a fair bit of chat over the past few days so we thought we’d answer the questions about what we do know so far…
Is the reunion confirmed?
It is! It will be aired by HBO Max who said: “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.”
“It will also celebrate the unparalleled legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world.”
When will it be out?
There’s not long to wait, the show will stream at midnight on 1 January 2022, available on HBO Max. It’s not known yet when (or if) it’ll be available to watch in the UK, but fingers are crossed it will arrive on Sky Atlantic similarly to the Friends reunion.
Who is in it?
We know that the three main cast members who play Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger will all be taking part. Otherwise known as Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. They’ll be joined by a huuuuuuuuuge array of the film franchise’s stars including: Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black),Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood). Tey’ll also be joined by Chris Columbus who directed the first two HP films.
Is there a trailer for it?
We’re glad you asked because YES there is, and you can watch it here.
We’ll update you once we know how we can view it in the UK…