Helen Mirren will soon join the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The veteran actress has been roped in to host four-part competition series Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses for WarnerMedia as a celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in the Harry Potter franchise. The series will air first on Cartoon Network and TBS before debuting on HBO Max at a later date which is yet to be determined.
Talking about hosting the competition, Mirren said, “I knew someday I’d get a Harry Potter role, and I’m so pleased to take part in the 20-year film celebration. The films inspired such enchantment and wonder for so many of us, and it will be such a treat to reignite that magic for the countless fans who continue to revel in this spellbinding world.”
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The quiz show was first announced in May as part of WarnerMedia’s plans to mark the anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, joining a retrospective special. The four-part series pits Potterheads against one another in a battle to be crowned House Cup champion. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses is part of the many celebrations surrounding this exceptional 20th anniversary.
This unique competition will not only feature hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises but will also invite fans to play along at home – to see who truly can achieve eternal glory. Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics said, “creating an arena for the leagues of Harry Potter film fans to flex their knowledge of the Wizarding World, and there’s no one better than Dame Helen Mirren to add some British grandeur to this event that will debut across our WarnerMedia brands and platforms.”
(Source: Wizarding World/The Hollywood Reporter)