Scrolling through Instagram this morning, I discovered the teaser for the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts on the HBO Max account. Thinking this was just announced today (because of IG algorithms), I went to the press site looking for the media release and discovered this was announced on November 16th. I know that recently I have been focused on other things besides my writing (like my health) but how did I miss this?

However, this is not the teaser that I saw on Instagram. So after a little bit of digging (I just looked at the HBO Max Youtube channel), the teaser I saw this morning was in fact released yesterday. (So now I don’t feel like I am that out-of-the-loop in regards to Entertainment news). So here is the teaser:

So when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022, the retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts drops on HBO Max. Filmmaker Chris Columbus will be joined by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members from all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The special will also debut on TBS and Cartoon Network in spring 2022 ahead of the Warner Bros. Pictures theatrical debut of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

But the anniversary celebrations are not limited to the special. Fans can start their Wizarding World celebration now by checking out the 20th anniversary content on

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses on premiered on Nov. 28 on TBS and Cartoon Network. This bracket-style quiz competition, hosted by Helen Mirren, featured fans competing to take home the Tournament of Houses championship trophy. The show contained cameos by Harry Potter film alumni Tom Felton, Simon Fisher-Becker, Shirley Henderson and Luke Youngblood, as well as superfans Pete Davidson and Jay Leno. The epic, four-part competition event will also begin streaming on HBO Max on Jan. 1.