- The reunion will air on January 1
- It will air on HBOMax
- It will also stream on Amazon Prime Video
Hey, Harry Potter fans, the countdown has finally begun. Yes, we are just hours away (technically) from the release of Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts. The big event brings together the star cast of the stellar Harry Potter movie series. And, we can’t wait to see all our favourite Harry Potter characters in one place. Everyone is excited, to say the least. Well, what has grabbed our attention is the set of trailers that have preceded the online premiere.
The first trailer that HBOMax released about this event shows an “invitation”. The Hogwarts newspaper reads “Hogwarts welcomes back alumni.” Then, actors from the film begin to receive a sealed invitation from the magic school. “The invitation you’ve been waiting for has arrived,” reads the trailer. Then, we see the memorable nine-and-three-quarters platform.
The second trailer follows from where we left. At the station, we see Emma Watson, who played the role of Hermione Granger. As she walks down the set and looks around, we go down memory lane. Emma Watson then says, “It feels like no time has passed and a lot of time has passed.” Daniel Radcliffe, who rose to fame playing the titular role in the film franchise, said, “The thing that scared me the most was the implication that the most meaningful thing in our life was done. And, there’s something so joyous about seeing everyone. So, it’s like, it wasn’t though.” Helena Bonham Carter carried a set of teeth that she wore while playing the role of Bellatrix. Ralph Fiennes opened up how his nephews and nieces were excited to hear about his role as Voldemort.
On December 30, HBOMax released some more behind-the-scenes clips of the show. The video shows snippets from the one-off where the cast returns to the original set at Leavesden studio “for the retrospective special.” Actors revealed how the studios were “leaky” and they didn’t receive the “ideal shooting situation.” Director Chris Columbus said, “But it was lovely.”
The Harry Potter films are based on JK Rowling’s bestselling novels by the same name.