Potter fans unite!
The magical event of the season arrives January 1st on HBO Max and the child-in-me’s dreams have come true. The special was announced via Variety on their Twitter page, followed by some of the franchise’s stars sharing the news on their personal Instagram accounts.
It’s been 20 years since we all shared the first moment of joy when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone graced our screens.
“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” will give us an enchanting, in-depth behind-the-scenes feature where the cast and crew will reflect with each other via new interviews and conversations about the magic they brought to screen. The tribute will include everyone from the movies’ three heroes, to Imelda Staunton, and even the director of the first two installments – Chris Columbus!
One person noticeably absent from the set of expected attendees is the HP originator herself, J.K. Rowling. Rowling has been under fire for her views on Trans rights and the community. The absence isn’t shocking due to many of the cast denouncing Rowling’s anti-trans comments.
This past Monday brought us a teaser of the special that features Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid). To say it will propel your excitement even more is an understatement!
So whether you’re cunning and resourceful like a Slytherin; kind and loyal like a Hufflepuff; brave and moral like a Gryffindor; or intelligent and creative like a Ravenclaw, your 2022 will start of full of magic and nostalgia.