Accio, reunion.

The cast of Harry Potter is coming together for a new special, set to premiere on January 1.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Herminone Granger) and many more are expected to take part in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, a special that will “celebrate the unparallelled legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world,” according to a release.

Watch the video above for a sneak peek at the trailer

Among the other names also set to appear are:

  • Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
  • Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)
  • Ralph Fiennes (Lord 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)
  • Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley)
  • Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)
  • Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas)
  • Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)
  • Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
  • Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell)
  • Chris Columbus (filmmaker)
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson will reunite for a Harry Potter reunion special.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson will reunite for a Harry Potter reunion special. Credit: Getty Images

One muggle missing from the lineup of the special as of now?

Author and franchise creator JK Rowling, whose statements regarding the transgender community in recent years have alienated fans and Potter alums alike.

Harry Potter book sales have surged 28 per cent during the pandemic.
Author J.K. Rowling’s statements on transgender women have caused a rift among her fans. Credit: AP

Last year, star Radcliffe responded to Rowling’s controversial tweets about gender identity, which some labelled as transphobic, in an essay for the Trevor Project.

“Transgender women are women,” he wrote.

“Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo (Rowling) or I.”

Rowling’s absence from the lineup for the time being can be taken as a sign that there are some things that can’t be fixed with a simple “reparo.”

Harry Potter reunion: Cast coming together for ‘Return to Hogwarts’ – but author JK Rowling will not be joining them
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