Wizards, it’s time to get your wands out and celebrate the “Harry Potter” franchise.
HBO Max has released the official trailer “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,” which will debut on January 1, according to Deadline.
While watching the reunion, fans will have the opportunity to see cast members tear up, smile, and laugh about their experience while working on the films.
“It feels like no time has passed and loads of time has passed,” Emma Watson says in the trailer. Watson then runs over to her former costar Tom Felton and hugs him while they see each other.
“I wouldn’t be the person I am without so many people here,” Daniel Radcliffe added.
Rupert Grint and Watson sit down for an emotional chat during the reunion where the actor who plays Ron says that they will always have a “strong bond.” Later, he tells her and Radcliffe that they’re “family” and will “always be part of each other’s lives.”
HBO Max shared a snap from the upcoming 20th-anniversary special set earlier this month. The photo reunited the famous trio Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson — who played Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, for the first time since the final film’s premiere in 2011.
Before the photo, fans were given a sneak-peak at other beloved characters receiving their invitation to the reunion, including Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom, and Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley.
It will bring together the cast from all eight films, including Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell) and filmmaker Chris Columbus.
The release notes that the special will “celebrate the unparalleled legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world.”
If you need some magic in your life, the reunion premieres on HBO Max on January 1, 2022.
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