Muggles the world round have a new reason to celebrate if they have HBO as the network is giving us a ‘Harry Potter marathon to ring in the 2018 New Year and will offer all of the films on their streaming service starting January 1st, 2018! To celebrate J.K. Rowling‘s magical world, the network is really pulling out all the stops. HBO will kick off a marathon at 9 am ET/PT on January 1st to show off all 8 Harry Potter films and the prequel which will show up on January 2nd. After that, the network also plans on showing one installment a night on HBO Family which can be seen in the following order:
- Tuesday, January 2nd: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
- Wednesday, January 3rd: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
- Thursday, January 4th: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
- Friday, January 5th: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
- Saturday, January 6th: Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
- Sunday, January 7th: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
- Monday, January 8th: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Part 1)
- Tuesday, January 9th: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
- Wednesday, January 10th: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
This is the first time the entire series is being shown on a single network and the full marathon is an awesome plus, for those who have HBO at least. As November 16th, 2018, is a long time to wait for ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2,‘ this will give you plenty of time to re-binge the entire series before it debuts.
According to Bruce Grivetti, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and President, Film Programming:
“We are delighted to welcome the Harry Potter films to our catalogue of award-winning original programming and crowd-pleasing theatrical films. HBO has a long-standing reputation as the home of the best classic and recently released Hollywood movies, and having the Harry Potter franchise furthers our objective to bring quality entertainment to our subscribers across all of our platforms.”
You can technically watch all of these movies in a single sitting but you’ll probably need some food delivered and a huge pile of caffeine as the complete runtime of all nine films is 21 hours and 52 minutes! Doable, but it’ll be pretty painful if you do it all in one sitting.
Do you plan on re-binging the entire Harry Potter cinematic experience? Will your plan be to do so all at once or break it up a little? Share your thoughts below!