Helen Mirren to host “Harry Potter” game show
MUMBAI: Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is excited to host a new “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Houses Tournament” trivia game, which will air as part of the film series’ 20th anniversary celebrations.
“I knew that one day I would have a role in ‘Harry Potter’, and I am delighted to be part of the film’s 20th anniversary celebration,” Mirren said, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The show is slated to air later this year on Cartoon Network’s TBS and ACME before airing on HBO Max.
In a statement, Mirren said: “The films have inspired such enchantment and wonder for so many of us, and it will be such a treat to rekindle that magic for the countless fans who continue to revel in this spellbinding world. . “
“Hogwarts Houses Tournament” will see “Harry Potter” fans compete in a trivia contest for bragging rights and the honor of being named the House Cup champion.
In a statement, the president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, Tom Ascheim, said: “(WarnerMedia) is creating an arena for leagues of ‘Harry Potter’ movie fans to hone their knowledge of the Wizarding World.
The statement further read: “There is no one better than Dame Helen Mirren to add some British grandeur to this event which will debut on our WarnerMedia brands and platforms.”
The first film in the eight-part series “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was released in November 2001 and launched the careers of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, who played the main trio of magical students of Harry, Ron and Hermione. , respectively.
The films are based on author JK Rowling’s best-selling book series, which covers seven novels set in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Witchcraft and has sold around 500 million copies.