Harry Potter: Return To Hogwarts – The Reunion is set to air on January 2022 and the trailer has just made the wait unbearable. In the first full trailer for the upcoming HBO Max reunion special, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, alums Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint return to the Hogwarts set to look back on the original film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 20 years later, and its record-breaking sequels.
The trailer shows the stars chatting about the film series in the Great Hall taped at the Warner Bros Studio Tour. Emma, who was 11 when the debut film was released, wiped away tears during filming as the trio reminisced on the films.
Emma Watson says, “It feels like no time has passed — and loads of time has passed.” To which Radcliffe says that something that had scared him was “the implication that the most meaningful thing in our life was done,” and that seeing everyone is “joyous” because he realizes “it wasn’t though.”
“When things get really dark, and times are really hard, there’s something about Harry Potter that makes life richer,” Watson continues. Rupert Grint says, “It’s a strong bond we all have. We’re family. We’ll always be a part of each other’s lives.”
The Harry Potter reunion trailer also sees Helena don her Bellatrix teeth once more as Daniel cracks up laughing.
Potterheads can’t seem to get enough of the Harry Potter reunion trailer because of one moment in particular.
The one where Emma Watson (who played Hermione Granger) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) can be seen hugging. Several fans of the actors shared pictures and clippings of the moment. “Ummmm guys my Dramione Feltson heart. I’m ugly crying right now,” read a tweet. “Let me cry in peace. They’re so cute,” read another tweet. “We really waited 20 years for this moment.#dramioneforever,” a third one wrote.
The anniversary special was announced last month in a press release that teased it 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.”
Executive producer Casey Patterson added: “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. 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.”
While all the famous cast members will be seen in the Harry Potter: Return To Hogwarts – The Reunion, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, 56, will not make a personal appearance in any new content for the special amid an ongoing transphobia row that has seen her get cancelled. Although she will be shown in archival footage throughout.
On Monday, Warner Bros. debuted the first trailer for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, featuring Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law and Mads Mikkelsen. The sequel is due in theaters April 15.