In December, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be 20 years old. On this occasion, HBO will broadcast two new programs, including a retrospective of the saga.
Almost 20 years ago, the bespectacled little wizard arrived in theaters around the world with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Chris Columbus’ feature film, adapted from eponymous novel by JK Rowling, as well as all its sequels, will be in the spotlight on HBO Max. The Warner Bros platform will devote two programs to the fantastic saga. The first will be a quiz show with fans of the saga and the universe. For more than four hours, aficionados of magic wands and potions will compete on several topics ranging from magical creatures to unforgivable spells through the history of Hogwarts. The President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics explained “To celebrate the dedicated fans old and new, who have passionately kept the magic of the Wizarding World alive in so many forms for decades, these specials will celebrate their passion for Harry Potter in a must-see multiplatform TV event ”. He adds that all fans of “Potter can prepare for this one-of-a-kind celebration by embracing their inner Hermione Granger and studying the wizarding world. For fans who have always wanted to find out what it was like to pass your NOZZLES, it’s now or never! ” The show will be broadcast on HBO Max, but also on Cartoon Network.
In celebration of the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone’s film’s 20th anniversary, an epic quiz competition series will be airing! It will celebrate the incredible fandom and love of the films with fans of all ages able to join in from home.
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Registrations are already open but for US residents only. European wizards will not be able to participate in this competition.
A still mysterious retrospective
In addition to this show, Warner Bros. and Wizarding World are preparing a retrospective of the saga. Still mysterious, the project should make it possible to look back at ten years of films on the big screen. As of yet, the presence of main actors like Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe has not been confirmed. We can nevertheless expect a show similar to the one planned for Friends, with the original cast which looks back on the highlights of the saga. We can also expect tributes to be paid to actors who have died since the eighth opus, such as Alan Rickman, but also Helen McCrory who died last April. They played respectively Severus Snape and Narcissa Malfoy.
A little patience therefore, HBO will not fail to give us more information in the coming months. We should expect to discover these shows next November, on the anniversary date of the release ofHarry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone.