Watch the trailer for ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts’

HBO released the first trailer for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Back to Hogwarts.

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The special, scheduled for release on New Year’s Day, brings together Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Other cast members include Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Toby Jones, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis and Ivana Lynch, Helena Bonham Carter and Ian Hart.

Directors will also appear in all eight of the films, including Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates, alongside producer David Heyman.

Speaking in the trailer, Radcliffe said, “What scared me the most was the suggestion that the most important thing in our lives had been accomplished. And there’s something so fun about seeing everyone, and expressing that ‘it wasn’t the case.'”

“I wouldn’t be who I am without a lot of people here,” he adds.

The main notable absence is writer J.K. Rowling, who has been criticized in recent years for allegations of transphobia.

Speaking about the special, President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Youth & Classics, Tom Ascheim said: “It has been an incredible journey since the debut of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Youth & Classics. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone A movie, and watching how it evolved into this wonderful, interconnected universe was magical to say the least.

“This retrospective is a tribute to everyone whose life has been affected by this cultural phenomenon – from the talented cast and crew who poured their hearts and souls into this extraordinary film franchise to the ardent fans who continue to keep the spirit of the magical world alive 20 years later.”

the Harry Potter The franchise spans seven major books that have been adapted into eight films, culminating in 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. There were two spin-offs in Fantastic beasts The series, with the third set to be released on April 15, 2022.

In 2016, a theatrical adaptation titled Harry Potter and the cursed Child It was released which continued the story from the original books.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Back to Hogwarts It will be released on January 1, 2022 on HBO Max in the US and NOW in the UK.

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