With the retrospective special debuting on January 1st, HBO Max has brought online a behind-the-scenes look at Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. You can watch the new video using the player below.
The special invites fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time as it reunites Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and other esteemed cast members and filmmakers across all eight Harry Potter films for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Additional Harry Potter film alumni joining the memorable tribute include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates.
The Harry Potter cast members will reminisce and help to celebrate the lasting legacy of the character and the immeasurable impact the film had on fans in every corner of the globe.
There is something for every fan here – from those who have been with Harry Potter from the very beginning to those who are just discovering the wonders of the Wizarding World.
Not only will you get to go behind-the-scenes of these incredible movies, but there will be in-depth interviews, never-before-seen clips, special guests and a few extra exciting surprises along the way.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon at the iconic Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.
The special is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment (A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote) and Pulse Films (Beastie Boys Story).
Tom Ascheim, the President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, previously said: “It has been an incredible journey since the debut of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s / Sorcerer’s Stone film, and witnessing how it has evolved into this remarkable interconnected universe has been magical to say the least.
“This retrospective is a tribute to everyone whose lives were touched by this cultural phenomenon – from the talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into this extraordinary film franchise to the passionate fans who continue to keep the Wizarding World spirit alive 20 years later.”
Fans around the globe will be able to watch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, which will begin streaming on January 1st on HBO Max.
The special will also air on TBS and Cartoon Network in springtime before the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.