Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will be available on January 1, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video in India, the same day as its world premiere. Amazon announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated upcoming Harry Potter The reunion special will air exclusively on its platform in India. Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts debuts on New Year’s Day on HBO Max in the US, Sky Max and Sky Showcase in the UK, and Foxtel in Australia. No word on a Prime Video India release time yet; HBO Max has said that Harry Potter: Back to Hogwarts will be released at 12:01 a.m. PT in the US (i.e. 1:30 p.m. IST on January 1). Hopefully it will be the same here, given that rights holder Warner Bros. has an agreement with Amazon India.
Speaking of which, it’s somewhat poetic given the eight Harry Potter movies – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prince Half-Blood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – are also on Prime Video in India. Alongside one of two Fantastic Beasts movies, in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which are part of the overall Wizarding World franchise. Prime Video also hosts the ongoing Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament Of Houses quiz competition.
For Harry Potter: Hogwarts Return, most of the main cast are returning. This includes Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) , Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Matthew Lewis ( Neville Longbottom), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Ian Hart (Quirinus Quirrell) among others. Franchise directors Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates will also be present, alongside producer David Heyman.
Polemic Harry Potter Author JK Rowling is not involved in Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts, although she will offer “comment” during the reunion special, HBO Max and Warner Bros. have said. Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts is a Warner Bros. production. Unscripted Television, in association with Warner Horizon. Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment and Pulse Films are executive producers. Return to Hogwarts was filmed at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.
Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts releases on January 1, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video in India. An Amazon Prime subscription now costs Rs. 179 per month, Rs. 459 quarterly, or Rs. 1,499 per year – the price having recently increased.