First Photo Of HBO Max's Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion Special Revealed

The "retrospective special" will hit the streaming service on January 1, 2022.

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HBO Max has released the first image from the set of Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, the upcoming reunion of the main cast of the Harry Potter films. The "retrospective special" will hit the streaming service on January 1, 2022.

The photo--of actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson sitting and chatting--comes on the heels of a recently-released teaser, which also doesn't give a whole lot away about what to expect from the program. A synopsis for the reunion says 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." Check out the new photo below.

(Photo credit: HBO Max)
(Photo credit: HBO Max)

Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, and Ian Hart will appear as well. Chris Columbus, who directed the original Harry Potter, will appear, too, along with special guests to be announced later. (Noticeably not mentioned so far is Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who has faced criticism over her comments about sex and gender issues.)

A first look at the special premiered recently, during the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses quiz competition on November 28.

HBO Max recently played host for another high-profile reunion, as the streaming platform also had the popular Friends reunion special earlier this year.

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