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Everything you need to know about the Harry Potter reunion

Potterheads, prepare yourselves: The cast of Harry Potter is *finally* teaming up for a reunion, and our magical hearts can barely stand the excitement...even though we're still here waiting for our Hogwarts letters.


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The 20th-anniversary special, which premieres on HBO Max on Jan. 1 (the perfect cozy New Year's activity, if you ask us), will feature basically the entire original cast. And, just saying, this will be the first time our favorite wizards and witches are together again since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 back in 2011. (So yeah, brb, crying.) Peep the emotional trailer below:

The star-studded, magical lineup includes:
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) (Psst: #DracoTok fans, get ready)
Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley)
Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)
Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)
Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort)
Gary Oldman (Sirius Black)
Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge)
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)
Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley)
...and many more!

The reunion was filmed last month at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London (aka the home of all the original Hogwarts sets). In the special, the cast will recreate some ~iconic~ scenes from the films (the Yule Ball reinvented in 2021? Yes, pls!). You can expect some touching convos about the making of the movies, too.


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Could there *be* a better way to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic? We think not. 

The much-awaited event starts streaming on New Year's Day. Get your wands (and butterbeers) ready! Catch us having an HP movie marathon over winter break to prepare for allll the feels.

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OK, we have a v. important question: What's your Hogwarts house? Share it with us on Twitter @girlslifemag for a chance to get featured!

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by Kathleen O'Neill | 12/20/2021