Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint reunite in first photo from 'Harry Potter' reunion special

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The first photo from the highly-anticipated “Harry Potter” reunion is here!

HBO Max shared a nostalgic snap from the set of the upcoming 20th anniversary special titled “Return to Hogwarts.”

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The photo reunites the iconic trio Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Waston — who played Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, respectively – for the first time since the final film’s premiere in 2011.

In the snap, the original stars are seen catching up on old times in what looks like the Gryffindor Common Room.

The first-look image just days after the streaming giant elevated excitement with a 50-second teaser trailer that gave fans a sneak-peak at some other beloved characters receiving their invitation to the reunion, including Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom, and Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley.

The special commemorates the anniversary of the movie that started it all – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,which was released on Nov. 14, 2001.

It will bring together the cast from all eight films, including Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell) and filmmaker Chris Columbus.

The release notes that the special will "celebrate the unparalleled legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world."

It will include “all-new, in-depth interviews and cast conversations.”
JK Rowling, the controversial author and creator, has not been announced as part of the lineup.

Kick off the new year with a dose of magic as the special premieres on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022.

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