How the Harry Potter Trivia game show attracted guests like Tom Felton and superfan Pete Davidson


Harry Potter is back! Well, sort of. Get ready to binge the movie series againbecause there is a new Harry Potter quiz show hosted by the great Helen Mirren called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Houses Tournament coming to TBS and Cartoon Network. Not only more Harry Potter amazing content (even if it’s in the form of a trivia game), but there are some pretty nice celebrity guests. The next Harry Potter The game show was able to attract guests like Tom Felton and Pete Davidson, who is apparently a super fan, and now we know how successful the project was.

The 20th anniversary of Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stonethe release of is coming, which marks the first moments we’ve seen Harry Potter come to life on screen. It’s a big deal for fans, so it makes sense that a trivia game based on the franchise would be given to us around the same time, along with a cute reunion.

And the Harry Potter meeting is not the only thing Harry Potter veterans like Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis, who played Draco Malfoy and Neville Longbottom respectively in the films, will show up, as they are definitely involved in Hogwarts Houses Tournament. In an interview with The Hollywood Reportershow producer Yasmin Shackleton explained how they managed to get former cast members on the quiz show, saying:

As far as our special guests – what we call alumni, so people who were obviously in the movies that we had as part of the show – we wanted alumni of the show to some degree and they were actually involved and asking questions. We spoke to people who know a lot more than us about who fans love and who fans would really like to see on the show. We went to see bigger and beloved names, like Tom Felton, Shirley Henderson and Matthew Lewis. We were very lucky to be able to involve these names.

Apparently, the cast of the new trivia show isn’t just focusing on franchise alumni, and has also brought some seriously famous Harry Potter superfans also on board, including SNL actor Pete Davidson. In the same interview, Yasmin Shackleton explained the thought process behind capturing Davidson for the show, citing his many tattoos – some of which are surprisingly dedicated to Harry Potter. Here is what Shackleton said:

Then, digging deeper into that world, it’s quite remarkable and a testament to how adored the franchise is. We have Pete Davidson on – and he has multiple Harry Potter tattoos. And, I don’t know, when you think of Pete Davidson, the first thing out of 100 that comes to mind wouldn’t be, “I wonder if any of these tattoos are Harry Potter tattoos.” There were celebrities who had such a passion or wanted to be part of the show. We could have booked 100. But we were very specific about who we had to talk to, and obviously it was people who had a real connection. And it was just nice to see. It ranges from Pete Davidson to Jay Leno. You probably can’t have two more different people.

Having not just one, but multiple tattoos on your body forever dedicated to a fandom is honestly pretty badass and requires major dedication. Personally, I hope Pete Davidson and Tom Felton show up in the same episode and are about to fanboy about Harry Potter together, because I would like to see who knows the most about Harry Potter: the superfan with the tattoos or the superfan who was actually in the movies.

Hogwarts Houses Tournament premieres in just a few days on November 28, with Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff being the first episode. You can watch each of the four episodes when they premiere on TBS or Cartoon Network at 8 p.m. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunionyou’ll have to wait until January to log in.


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