Warner Bros is planning a number of 20th-anniversary events, including a television quiz contest for Potter fans hosted by Dame Helen Mirren.
Harry Potter fans in the UAE will be able to watch the reunion special titled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts on OSN on January 1, 2022, simultaneously with the HBO Max release.
In addition to the exclusive reunion special, the entire Harry Potter movie collection will be made available on the OSN Streaming App.
The retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts 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.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts brings back the cast from the film series including its three stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. They will return to the original Hogwarts boarding school sets that were featured in the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in some countries) released in November 2001.
Other cast members set to appear include Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), director Chris Columbus as well as more stars from the eight movies.
Nick Forward, Chief Digital & Content Officer at OSN, said: “We are thrilled to be the exclusive home of Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts in the Middle East and the Harry Potter anthology adding to our vast library of content on OSN Streaming. This iconic film series touched the hearts and the imagination of so many around the globe in a way that’s never been done before. With this retrospective Harry Potter special of the year, fans can relive some memorable moments and magic spells. We get an exclusive glimpse behind-the-scenes that made us all fall in love with the three main characters: Harry, Hermione, and Ron. We are very excited and look forward to welcoming fans from across the region.”
The special will also celebrate the legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world.