See Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint In First Look at Harry Potter’s Return To Hogwarts

Now, HBO Max has released a first look at Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint in the Harry Potter special.

By Faith McKay | Published

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It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first released. The novels were huge, but no one at the time understood just how big the series was going to be, or that it would still be going quite so strong all these years later. Now, the original cast is getting together for a reunion in Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts. The special is set to stream on HBO Max on January 1, 2022. Days ago, they released a trailer featuring a few of the original cast members, but none of the Golden Trio were spotted. Now, HBO Max has released a first look at Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) in the Harry Potter special.

See Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint chatting in the early image below.

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Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint are adults now, sitting in comfortable chairs talking to each other. The stylized window and aesthetic of the room gives off a Hogwarts vibe, though it’s unknown if this is supposed to be a specific room from the films. This is the first picture of the actual special. In the trailer, actors Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) were shown at the Wizarding World’s famous 9 and 3/4 train station. Both Hagrid and Neville were shown holding Hogwarts letters while Arthur Weasley appeared in the train window. It was a fun video for fans, though it didn’t give much away for what audiences could expect to see in the special.

This picture with Daniel Radcliffe sets the right expectations for the reunion. which will likely be a lot of the original cast discussing their time with the franchise and their feelings about their characters. While many cast members are appearing, this picture promises a talk just between the three main Harry Potter actors, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. The cast list includes many more names, like Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, and Evanna Lynch.

Fans who keep up with the franchise are used to seeing Daniel Radcliffe answer Harry Potter questions. No matter what movie he is promoting, he is regularly asked about the movies. Fortunately, he seems good-natured about it. He doesn’t hesitate to answer curious questions. For example, he’s shared that his favorite movie is the fifth one, Order of the Phoenix. That’s not a popular answer. It’s his favorite because he got to work with some of his favorite cast members while making it, so it was more about the experience than the story itself.

What will be unique about this special is that instead of interviewing just Daniel Radcliffe, it will be the entire cast. Seeing the Harry Potter stars interacting during the reunion is the big draw. Emma Watson will have the chance to recall certain memories from filming while bouncing off Rupert Grint, which will give fans more insight into what the actors have experienced during the 20 years since the first movie was released. Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts releases on streaming on HBO Max on January 1, 2022.