The Harry Potter series of books and movies has become one of the biggest franchises on the planet. I imagine there are people living in caves, who have had no human contact for the past 50 years who have read the books or seen the films.
Do you think you know more than anyone else on the subject? Well, soon you’ll be able to prove it, with a four-part competition show called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses.
The show is set to air later in the year on TBS and the Cartoon’s Network’s ABC and will end up on HBO Max as a celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter. Hosting the show will be Dame Helen Mirren. In a statement from Warner Brothers, Tom Ascheim said:
“[WarnerMedia] is creating an arena for the leagues of Harry Potter film fans to flex their knowledge of the wizarding world. 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.”
Dame Mirren, herself has 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.”
The competition will see fans of Potter battle it out in a trivia contest for bragging rights and being named House Cup champion.
The first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in Nov 2001 and launched the careers of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. The books have sold an estimated 500 million copies worldwide.
I know the LMO quizzes are tough, but I’m guessing this one will be harder.