(Fwrd Axis) — After 20 years, the cast of the Harry Potter franchise is returning to where it all began to relive the magic that made them all household names and enchanted a generation.
HBO Max released the highly anticipated trailer for “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts” on Monday, giving Harry Potter fans aka Potterheads a first look at Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint’s emotional return to the set.
The special will see the trio reunite with stars 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 at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
“It feels like no time has passed — and loads of time has passed,” Watson says in the trailer as she hugs Tom Felton.
The trio is seen talking in the Gryffindor common room and is heard bringing up what the Harry Potter franchise has meant for their lives, even 20 years later.
“When things get really dark, and times are really hard, there’s something about Harry Potter that makes life richer,” Watson says.
Fiennes, who played Lord Voldemort, said his sister told him at the time he must play the dark wizard in the movie for her kids when he was offered the role.
“You’ve got to do it!” he says.
HBO Max has been promoting the series with a string of teaser trailers and promotional images. Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson will go around the set and talk with their former cast members about the series and what life has been like since.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts streams January 1 on HBO Max.