On January 1, 2022, HBO Max will premiere Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, a special that brings together the stars of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the 20th anniversary of the launch. The streaming platform has already published the first image of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in the expected reunion.
The photo shows the three actors sitting in the Gryffindor common room. The production was recorded at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. In addition to the three protagonists, the participation of Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Gary Oldman has already been confirmed. (Sirius Black), Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Jason Isaacs (Lucas Malfoy), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Alfred Enoch ( Dean Thomas) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), as well as director Chris Columbus.
“Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join other beloved cast members of all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the first film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Stone Philosopher, which premiered 20 years ago this year.
The retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will tell the enchanting tale of how the film was made through new in-depth interviews and conversations with the cast, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time, “reads the synopsis of the special.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will not feature JK Rowling, although it will appear via stock footage. It should be noted that the writer has received a lot of criticism for her comments about the trans community, which led stars of the saga such as Radcliffe, Watson, Grint and Wright to publicly position themselves against her.