AceShowbiz - HBO Max continues to tease "Harry Potter" fans with a glimpse at the upcoming anniversary special. Two days after unleashing the first teaser, the streamer has now let out the first-look image of "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" featuring the film franchise's main cast.
In the photo, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are seen reuniting for the retrospective special. The trio sit in what appears to be the Gryffindor Common Room as they seemingly have a hearty laugh during their conversation.
"Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" will premiere on HBO Max on New Year's Day, January 1, 2022. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the franchise start with the release of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" film in November 2021, it will also feature Robbie Coltrane, Matthew Lewis, Mark Williams, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Evanna Lynch and Ian Hart.
"The retrospective special will tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time," the streamer said in a press release to announce the special in November.
Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, added, "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."