It’s hard to believe that it’s been two decades since the Harry Potter films introduced a generation of children to this magical world. But that’s exactly where we are. HBO Max is starting off the new year with a nod to one of the most influential franchises in modern history, and you have a front row seat.
Wondering how you can watch the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts? Not a problem. Here’s your guide to this one-of-a-kind special.
Is There a Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Trailer?
You know there is. And it’s going to give you a glimpse into the magic that’s to come. Watch the trailer above and get pumped.
Which Cast Members Are Returning for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts?
You can expect all of the big stars, including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), and Emma Watson (Hermione). But that’s not all. The reunion will also feature interviews and appearances from Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), James Phelps (Fred Wesley), Oliver Phelps (George Wesley), Mark Williams (Arthur Wesley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Wesley), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell), Toby Jones (Dobby), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood). Also, on the creative side, directors Chris Columbus, Mike Newell, Alfonso Cuarón, and David Yates as well as producer David Heyman will be stopping by.
When Is the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Special Release Date?
Ring in 2022 with some good old-fashioned nostalgia. The anniversary special premieres on HBO Max on New Year’s Day, also known as Saturday, January 1.
What Time Does Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Premiere?
Typically, new episodes of HBO Max shows premiere at 3 a.m. ET. That means you can expect the 20th Anniversary special on Saturday, January 1 at 3/2c a.m.
How to Watch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts on HBO Max
This reunion won’t be airing on HBO proper, only HBO Max. Fortunately, if you have any version of HBO, you have access to its expanded streaming service. Did you subscribe through your cable package? Use your cable username and password on HBO Max’s site or apps. What if you signed up through HBO NOW? No worries; you can use that username and password combination.
You can even subscribe to the streaming service directly. Plans with ads start at $9.99 a month, and an ad-free plan will cost you $14.99 a month. Unfortunately, HBO isn’t offering any free trials at this time. But with so much incredible content, you can get your money’s worth out of subscribing for one month.
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