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Harry Potter ‘Wizarding Weekend’ marathon airs on SYFY and USA: Watch the preview

Harry Potter fans are in for a stellar Hogwart-astic few days this weekend — as we get to relive the journey of Harry Potter turning from small boy to young man before our very eyes!

The Wizarding Weekend marathon airs on Syfy and USA starting this Friday night. The special event will see the NBCUniversal networks air all the franchise’s films and offer a multi-platform exploration of everything Harry Potter.

Harry Potter Wizarding Weekend

Get your wand ready as Harry is back and he's ready to take on Voldemort
Get your wand ready: Harry is back and he’s ready to take on Voldemort

Both networks will air the entire Harry Potter library starting July 13th.

The event kicks off on Friday night with The Sorcerer’s Stone at 8/7c and runs through the weekend playing the entire Potter library in extended director’s cut versions and HD, ending with the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2 starting at 5.15/4.15c.

All eight Harry Potter films and the Fantastic Beasts movie will be featured with limited commercial interruption as the networks celebrate the milestone of 20 years of Harry Potter fandom.

Spellbinding bonus stuff

Which scarf do you wear? Time to pick a House and ride with Harry!
Which scarf do you wear? Time to pick a House and ride with Harry!

In the future, SYFY and USA will feature several more special events including a Back to Hogwarts Marathon, Dark Arts Marathon and Wizarding World Week and a special Christmas Marathon.

The new rights deal will also see the Fantastic Beasts movies also being shown on the networks, with the first one airing in 2019.

Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said: “Whether they’re superfans who live and breathe Harry Potter or a new generation yet to discover the franchise, we’re giving fans of all kinds an entirely new way to experience the magic of The Wizarding World on television.

“With SYFY, we’re inviting fans to really ‘geek out’ and go deep into their passion and knowledge. And at USA, we’ll be able to fire up a bigger, broader audience with a massive scale to introduce a whole new legion of fans.”

The simulcast of the Harry Potter Wizarding Weekend begins Friday night (July 13) at 8/7c on SYFY and USA Networks.


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