“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” and “Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” to Air Exclusively on Sky and NOW in Ireland and UK
Many Harry Potter fans who live in Ireland and the United Kingdom have been patiently waiting to discover whether they will be able to feast their eyes on the upcoming Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. The wait is finally over, and fans will be relieved to discover that both programs will be streamed exclusively on Sky and NOW for those in Ireland and the UK.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts was announced in November as an HBO Max special, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses aired its first episode on November 28 on Cartoon Network and TBS.
Sky and NOW will be celebrating the festive season by being the exclusive homes of both programs, which celebrate 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone was released in theaters. Sky and NOW will air Return to Hogwarts on New Year’s Day 2022, the same day it will be aired on HBO.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will see Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
The retrospective special will tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time. Alumni of the film franchise will join the memorable tribute, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, and Ian Hart, among others.
For the first time ever, the legendary cast returns to where the magic started. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: #ReturnToHogwarts, streaming New Year’s Day, on Sky pic.twitter.com/FBKQje7Gzh
— Sky TV (@skytv) December 1, 2021
Before the reunion event, those in Ireland and the UK will also be able to watch Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses on December 29 in “a special four-part event hosted by Helen Mirren that will showcase ultimate fan glory on a never-before-seen scale.”
Wizarding World fans will put their Harry Potter knowledge to the test for the ultimate honour of being named House Cup champion.
Featuring hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises, this unforgettable event of a lifetime will unveil which fans know the vast, intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand as they compete to take home the title of House Cup [c]hampion.
If you want to get into the Potter spirit this Christmas before both shows air, all eight Harry Potter movies are available to watch on Sky and NOW, and they will be joined by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on December 19 on a Wizarding World 20th-anniversary pop-up channel.
We think a Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts marathon is the best way to kick-start Christmas, and those of us in Ireland and the UK are breathing a big sigh of relief knowing we’ll be able to finish 2021 with Hogwarts Tournament of Houses and begin the new year with the magical reunion show.