It’s an early Christmas gift for Potterheads all around the world as our favorite crew is back with a bang. The news had been out for quite some time now but finally, the trailer for the Harry Potter special has been released and it has sent a jolt of excitement among the fans.
It’s been 20 long years since the beginning of the Harry Potter Franchise. It all began with JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone which made headlines in Hollywood. This was the starting point of the franchise which became a blockbuster by the time “The Deathly Hallows” was released.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Series Warner Bros along with HBO Max are bringing the crew back for a special reunion.
HBO MAX Releases Trailer for Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts
Reunions have become a good way for franchises to grab the attention of fans all over the world. Earlier this year we saw the Friends Reunion special and how it sent shockwaves around the world.
There is a similar plan from HBO for the Harry Potter reunion. They plan to make it a spectacle which fans can enjoy around the world. There is already a series going on in form of Harry Potter and the Tournament of Houses on Amazon Prime.
The trailer for the Reunion was released there as a sneak peek for what HBO is planning. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson will be part of the reunion as confirmed by the trailer.
“Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch” all of them have been confirmed to make an appearance in the special.
When and Where can we watch this?
The plan is to present the special as a New Year’s gift for the fans. The Special is set to be aired on 1st Jan 2022. As of now, no particular time has been released for streaming however the date is fixed.
The Friends Reunion Special was aired in the afternoon at 3:00 clock. There is a possibility that they will go with a similar timing for this one too. HBO Max has parted ways from Amazon Prime Video so fans will no longer be able to view this special on the Amazon Prime app.
You will have to access the HBO Max app for watching this special. This did come in as a well-placed strategic move to shift viewership and regain the viewers that HBO lost due to separation from Amazon Prime.
For the first time ever, the legendary cast returns to where the magic started. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: #ReturnToHogwarts, streaming New Year’s Day, only on HBO Max. International release coming soon. pic.twitter.com/53bHAf0WTY
— HBO Max (@hbomax) November 16, 2021
The Pull of the Franchise is strong and fans will certainly be willing to pay a small price for a tour of their childhood. We can expect HBO to build on such ideas and keep expanding its viewer base.
This reunion is the first time where HBO is working with a film franchise. They will endeavor to make this is a special one for everyone and Harry Potter fans will surely be waiting for the 1st of January even more eagerly now.
Will you be watching come New Year’s day?