Where to Watch the ‘Harry Potter’ Reunion Special

To celebrate 20 years of the Harry Potter movies, the franchise is airing a Harry Potter reunion special featuring stars Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint. If you’re a Potterhead who’s been waiting for this to happen for years, you’ll want to know where to watch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. Here’s what you need to know.

Harry Potter stars Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint, who will appear in the Harry Potter reunion special
‘Harry Potter’ stars Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint | HBO Max

Where to watch the ‘Harry Potter’ reunion

Fans can watch the Harry Potter reunion special on HBO Max with a subscription ($14.99 monthly) or a cable provider login and password. 

Those without an HBO Max subscription can catch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts on TBS or Cartoon Network in spring 2022. The networks haven’t announced specific air dates. So viewers should keep an eye on local listings for the broadcast schedule. 

When is ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’ airing?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released in 2011. And for the past 10 years, fans have been waiting to see their favorite cast members get together again. 

The good news is that the wait is almost over. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts hits HBO Max on Jan. 1, 2022. 

While they wait, fans can watch their favorite franchise movies on HBO Max. The streamer carries all eight movies: Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Chamber of Secrets (2002), Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Goblet of Fire (2005), Order of the Phoenix (2007), Half-Blood Prince (2009), Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), and Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). 

Who is in the 20th-anniversary reunion special?

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will reunite dozens of franchise stars, including Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint. Fans can also expect to see Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Imelda Staunton, Oliver and James Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Ian Hart, Mark Williams, and Alfred Enoch.

Chris Columbus, the award-winning director who helmed two franchise films, will also join in on the fun.

In a statement, executive producer Casey Patterson revealed fans would get to see the franchise’s biggest stars take a look back at their experiences and memories with the franchise.

“There’s magic in the air here with this incredible cast, as they all return home to the original sets of Hogwarts, where they began 20 years ago,” Patterson teased. “The excitement is palpable as they prepare to take their fans on a very special and personal journey through the making of these incredible films.”

In an Instagram post, Watson shared a photo of herself with Radcliffe and Grint. And in the caption, she wrote a heartfelt message and invited fans to watch the reunion special. 

“Happy 20th Anniversary, Potterheads!” Watson wrote. “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.”

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