LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint reunite with other cast members from the blockbuster movie franchise for a special 20th anniversary television retrospective, Warner Bros. film studio said Tuesday (November 16).
Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), director Chris Columbus and other stars from all eight films will join them, for âHarry Potter 20th Anniversary: ââReturn to Hogwarts “on the film set in London where the first film was filmed.
The special will air on January 1 on the HBO Max streaming platform.
Warner Bros and HBO are owned by AT&T.
The retrospective will see the cast return to the original Hogwarts boarding school settings that featured in the first Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film (“The Philosopher’s Stone” in Britain) released in November 2001.
The film franchise based on JK Rowling’s stories about an orphaned boy with magical powers grossed some US $ 7.8 billion (S $ 10 billion) at the global box office.
The special is one of many 20th anniversary events planned by Warner Bros., including a TV quiz contest for Potter fans hosted by Helen Mirren, which will feature cameo appearances by some of the cast and celebrities, including the comedians Pete Davidson and Jay Leno.