Here’s What to Expect From ‘Return to Hogwarts’ on HBO Max

Here’s What to Expect From ‘Return to Hogwarts’ on HBO Max

No matter how much time has passed, we will always Return to Hogwarts!

Undoubtedly, there’s something special and unique about the Harry Potter films that make life more extraordinary! In Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, the star-studded cast from all eight iconic films have come together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series’ first film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Surely, fans of the Wizarding World are beyond thrilled to take part in the celebration while welcoming the New Year. Here’s what to expect when you take the magical trip down memory lane and return to Hogwarts!

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What is the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts all about? 

You might mistake this anniversary special for a feature-length at first, but it takes on a documentary style route. Here, the entire cast reminisce about their days on set. In Return to Hogwarts, they share memories and anecdotes that were integral to their journey as stars in the film industry, and as regular people going through life. So, get ready for an abundance of behind the scenes footage and a lot of inside scoops! 

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And when we say the entire cast, we truly mean everyone from all eight films! Catch Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, James and Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, Robbie Coltrane, Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter, Alfred Enoch, Chris Columbus, J.K. Rowling, and more as they talk about collaboration, friendship, and growing up on the silver screen. 

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This charming reunion walks you through what went down during and in between production days, the casting process, and how the HP family grew as the years went by. Not to mention, chats about on-set crushes, pranks, mishaps, and the commemoration of beloved cast members who have already passed (Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, Helen McCrory and Richard Griffiths.) 

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Where to watch the Return to Hogwarts reunion special? 

The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts dropped exactly on New Year’s Day, 1 Jan 2022. You could say it’s the perfect last-minute holiday treat! The film is exclusively streaming on-demand on HBO Max. Although, HBO Max is yet to be available in regions across Asia, the film’s also streaming on the HBO Go platform.

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Unless you’re just as ruthless and emotionless as he who must not be named, then you’re in for a lot of tears and feels! We don’t want to spoil too much, so you’ll have to catch the reunion film yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Join in on the celebration of 20 years of spectacular movie magic!

Featured image credit: Harry Potter | Official Facebook Page 

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Andrea Larice Yap

Andrea is a writer and creative individual based in Manila. This tiny human runs on iced coffee, music and films. You’ll probably catch her daydreaming in a park or jotting down random words to to put in a song. Otherwise, expect her taking a dive in the pool of uncertainty called “life.”