Potterheads, save the date.
HBO Max revealed this week that a Return To Hogwarts television special is coming to our screens.
Wonderfully, the announcement came 20 years to the day that the first instalment of Harry Potter And The Philosopher Stone was released on November 16, 2001.
Emotional fans worldwide can rejoice about our favourite trio, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson returning to where the magic began, for the first time, for the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter.
Return To Hogwarts will be released globally on New Years Day, January 1, 2022, on HBO Max. Plus, it will feature director Chris Columbus alongside stars like Tom Felton who took on the role of Draco Malfoy and Helena Bonham Carter who starred as Bellatrix Lestrange. Additionally, other key cast members will appear such as Jason Isaacs, Imelda Staunton, to name a few.
The special will focus on the Harry Potter legacy. Meanwhile, cast members will take fans on an exciting, emotional and personal journey through the making of the Harry Potter movies. Assumingly, it will follow the same unscripted style as the HBO Max Friends: The Reunion.
Emma Watson, 31, was one of the first to share the iconic news to her 61.6 million Instagram followers. She said that Harry Potter was ”her home, her family, her world” and that Hermione Granger is her “favourite fictional character of all time”.
Currently, there are no behind-the-scenes clips of the Harry Potter Reunion special. Though, the most important thing is that your favourite franchise is returning, after 20 years, to provoke our childhood nostalgia. Excitingly, an exclusive first-look is due out on November 28.
So, who will be in their bedrooms, making no noise, and pretending like they don’t exist on January 1, 2022? We can’t wait for the incredible Harry Potter reunion at Hogwarts.