The first teaser of the Harry Potter reunion is finally here!

Get your cloaks and wands out because our favorite wizards are reuniting in a unique special to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter film saga.

This is not a drill! After years and years of pleas, our favorite trio of wizards will be back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter franchise in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. The special, produced by HBO Max, will bring back the protagonists of the saga along with some very special members of this iconic cast to go through the making of the eight movies that are still fascinating generations.

In what looks like a very similar format to the successful Friends: The Reunion special, this one will count with interviews, the returning to the original sets, and many more activities that will bright wizards of the world together to their screens.


“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.” Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults, and Classics. 

Who is attending?

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) will be joined by several cast members that made these films so iconic. Among the special guests are Chris Columbus, director of The Sorcerer's Stone and The Chamber of Secrets, some surprise guests, and these confirmed actors:


  • Gary Oldman (Sirius Black)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
  • Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid)
  • Ralph Fiennes (Voldermort)
  • Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge)
  • Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
  • James Phelps (Fred Weasley)
  • Oliver Phelps (George Weasley)
  • Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley)
  • Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)
  • Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas)
  • Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)
  • Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
  • Where will it air?

    Besides the stream on HBO Max, Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts will also be aired on WarnerMedia's TBS and Cartoon Network in the spring of 2022. This will be the main event on these channels to welcome the theatrical debut of the third installment of Fantastic Beasts, The Secrets of Dumbledore.


    Besides the upcoming film and the special reunion, the two-decade-anniversary celebrations will also include a special competition show called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, which will premier on November 28 and will be hosted by no other than Dame Helen Mirren! The show will also have some cameos of Harry Potter cast members and some celebrity fans.

    When is the reunion happening?

    The most important question of all! Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts will air on HBO Max on January 1, 2022. What a great way to start the new year!


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