You better start brushing up on your O.W.L.s Potterheads because there’s a new Harry Potter quiz show and film retrospective coming to HBO Max, Cartoon Network, and TBS later this year! It’s been 20 years (wow, I feel old) since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released in theaters. To celebrate, WarnerMedia is throwing a five-night event produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television.
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The first four nights of this magical event will involve one-hour-per-day quiz challenges that will test the contestant’s love of the Harry Potter films and stories. No details yet on what kinds of challenges, but I can only hope it won’t involve dragons or swimming to the depths of a lake to rescue your loved one from merpeople. The quiz series is open to anyone 14 years of age or older. If you think you have what it takes, you can apply via the Harry Potter Quiz Show’s casting site. Not feeling as brave as your Gryffindor peers? Have no fear! Viewers will also be able to play along at home, so even if you aren’t on TV, you can still feel like you’re part of the excitement. On the fifth and final day of the event, there will be a film retrospective.
Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, said:
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. 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!
Despite author J.K. Rowling’s transphobic novels and tweets from last year, the Harry Potter fandom is still alive, with many saying that they’re interpreting the stories in their own ways, making room for the representation that Rowling has shown herself to be so against. Along with the opening of a Harry Potter flagship store this summer, I hope that this event will portray the diversity in the Harry Potter fandom and show that the world created can be better than the creator. To continue to learn about and support the trans community, check out The Trevor Project.
Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton of theoldschool will produce the shows; Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment will executive produce; Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon will produce.
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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane.