It’s been 20 years since the boy who lived appeared on the silver screen and gave cinematic life to an already internationally popular book series. This New Year’s Day, celebrate two decades of cinematic magic with Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, January 1, on HBO Max. The special will reunite many of the stars of the film franchise, particularly our young heroes Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as well as show special behind-the-scenes footage from the eight films. No matter how problematic the books’ author has become, the books and movies still had a massive impact on a generation worldwide, and even more so on the actors who brought the characters to life for nearly a decade. Read on to learn how to watch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts without cable.
- When Will Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Premiere: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts premieres on Thursday, December 16.
- Where to Watch: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will be available on HBO Max. You can sign up here to watch.
Where To Watch The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special airs exclusively on HBO Max, and premieres on January 2021. A subscription to HBO-Max costs $14.99 per month for their ad-free plan and $9.99 per month for their ad-supported service (meaning a few commercials with every episode). You can sign up here. HBO Max is supported on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Playstation, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more. You can check out my review of HBO Max for more details on this streaming service.
HBO Max doesn’t only air HBO, but content from WarnerMedia and other sources. Content on HBO Max includes:
- A selection of acquired series and movies
- All of HBO
- An exclusive collection of new HBO Max Originals
- Select favorites from the WarnerMedia brands Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, DC, CNN, the Turner library, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more
- A selection of acquired series and movies (South Park being a notable example)
Where to Watch All the Harry Potter Movies
If you’re looking to revisit the magic, refresh before the reunion, or make it a New Year’s marathon to celebrate the anniversary, you can currently catch all eight Harry Potter movies on HBO Max. However, there are several other places to watch them via the NBC family of services, including Peacock TV. Read our in-depth look at all the places to Watch All the Harry Potter Movies for where they are currently available.
About Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts brought many of the cast of the eight Harry Potter films back together for a special reunion on location at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. In intimate interviews and conversations surrounded by the magical streets of Hogsmeade and halls of Hogwarts, the actors came together to reminiscence and talk about their experiences in the films. In addition to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, the special also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch. In addition, directors from the series, David Heyman, Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, and David Yates, will also make appearances.
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