Harry Potter fans got some magical news on Tuesday when it was announced that the stars of the beloved fantasy films are reuniting once more! As HBO Max has shared, a brand-new special called Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is coming to the streaming service to ring in the new year, and see the cast taking a look back at where it all started.

Harry Potter anniversary special brings core cast together

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released in 2001, and marked the beginning of an iconic career for the series' three young stars! Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint instantly became known to audiences around the world as "Harry," "Ron," and "Hermione," as they started a journey which would forever change their lives. The blockbuster film was directed by Chris Columbus, who also helmed its follow-up, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

In a teaser trailer for the upcoming televised event, HBO Max revealed that along with Columbus Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint are all involved. The trio will be joined by many of their co-stars, including "Weasley" twins James and Oliver Phelps, Tom Felton, who played "Harry's" adversary "Draco," and Evanna Lynch, known for her role as quirky "Luna Lovegood". Robbie Coltrane, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Helena Bonham Carter, Alfred Enoch, and Matthew Lewis have been advertised to appear as well.


As Entertainment Tonight shares, Return to Hogwarts will feature "all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations," The franchise's cinematic conclusion, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, was released in 2011, meaning that there is a full decade of Harry Potter memories for the cast to look back on. Interestingly enough, it does not appear as though the author, J.K. Rowling, will be making an appearance. We're excited to see what Harry Potter secrets get revealed in the special when it's released on January 1, 2022!

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