Merlin’s Beard! The Cast of Harry Potter Is Headed Back to Hogwarts

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2022 is not even here yet, but we’re already excited to welcome the new year. HBO has just announced a brand new, retroactive Harry Potter special to air on Jan. 1!

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will air on HBO Max and will include stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson alongside filmmaker Chris Columbus. The special also coincides with the anniversary of the first film in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Settle in for a night of magic as the special (which drops at 12:00 midnight!) details the making-of story, in-depth interviews and cast conversations. Other notable alumni include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch Ian Hart and more.

The special is the perfect way to introduce new fans to the franchise, and if you can’t wait until Jan, 1, you’re in luck. Check out tons of 20th anniversary hub content on and don’t forget to tune into the premiere of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses on Nov. 28 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on TBS and Cartoon Network.

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: HBO Max



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