HBO Max has revealed the first-look teaser for the upcoming Harry Potter reunion special titled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. The film franchise, based on English author’s JK Rowling book series of the same name, completed 20 years this year.
The teaser shows different actors receiving their invitation letters wrapped in an envelope similar to the letters sent to Hogwarts students. We see Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) boarding the Hogwarts Express, the train that travels from London’s King’s Cross Station to Hogsmeade station near Hogwarts. A name conspicuous by its absence is JK Rowling. The author has been mired in controversy over her alleged transphobic comments on social media and on her website, and clearly Warner Bros and HBO Max wanted to avoid all potential brouhaha.
Harry Potter movies were both critical and commercial success and helped Rowling become one of the most successful authors ever. With 500 million copies reportedly sold worldwide, Harry Potter remains the highest-selling book series in history.