This time 20 years ago, yes you read that right, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone came to the big screen.
And between the success of JK Rowling's books and what was to come in the live-action world, the rest is history.
— Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) November 17, 2021
HBO Max has announced that the original cast of the Wizarding World films, including the original trio of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger will reunite for a TV special to celebrate 20 years since the first film in the franchise was released.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint will all come together for a 'Friends Style' special on the 1st of January 2021.
A trailer was released yesterday, which showcased some of the iconic scenes throughout the film franchise's history. It also revealed a list of guests appearing, including Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and many more.
— Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) November 16, 2021
Emma Watson, who played Hermoine, posted an adorable throwback photo of the trio on Instagram confirming her appearance in the reunion special. The actor says that the world of Harry Potter means the world to her.
"Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world, and Hermione (still is) my favorite fictional character of all time. I think a journalist once said it was irritating how many times during an interview I mentioned how lucky I was and started counting… BUT I DAMN WELL KNEW!!! And still know.
"I am proud not just of what we as a group contributed as actors to the franchise but also as the children that became young adults that walked that path. I look at my fellow cast members now and I am just so proud of who everyone has become as people. I am proud we were kind to each other that we supported one another and that we held up something meaningful.
"Thank you to the fans that have continued to show their support well after the last chapter closed. The magic of the world wouldn’t exist without you. Thank you for fighting to make it such an inclusive and loving place.
"I still miss the crew who made these films all the time. Thank you for all of your hard work too - I know your contributions sometimes get overlooked.
"Happy 20th Anniversary Potterheads! We hope you enjoy the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts which will stream New Year’s day, Jan. 1 on HBO Max. Lots to look forward to."
While Draco Malfoy aka Tom Felton also tweeted saying it feels like a school reunion.
— Tom Felton (@TomFelton) November 16, 2021
The reunion special will stream on New Yeas Day only on HBO Max with an international release coming soon.