It’s been announced that the Harry Potter franchise will be making the leap to TV screens, with two televised specials dropping hopefully this year.
As spotted by Comicbook, the two specials are here to honour the 20th anniversary of the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
First up is a fan quiz competition series, while the second special will be a single “dedicated retrospective” for HP fans.
According to the publication, the quiz competition will consist of four one-hour quiz challenges, while the subsequent retrospective will focus solely on the Wizarding World movies. Both the series and the one-off special will come to HBO Max, Cartoon Network and TBS later this year. A UK date has yet to be confirmed, but considering this is a UK-based franchise, one hopes it’ll be available here at the same time as the US!
The shows’ press release says: “These new specials will continue the whimsical spirit of the Wizarding World and feature hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises to discover which fans know the vast, intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand.”
“To celebrate the dedicated fans old and new who have passionately kept the Wizarding World magic alive in so many forms for decades, these exciting specials will celebrate their Harry Potter fandom in a must-see multiplatform TV event,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics.
“All Potter fans can gear up for this ultimate one-of-a-kind celebration by embracing their inner Hermione Granger and studying their Wizarding World knowledge. For fans who have always wanted to discover what it might be like to take the O.W.L. exams, this is as close as they are going to get!“
Casting for the quiz series is now underway, so if you fancy yourself a Potter-head, you can check out the details on the Wizarding World website!
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