Helen Mirren to be Harry Potter quiz show host

LOS ANGELES — Actor Helen Mirren has never appeared in the Harry Potter film franchise, but she is stepping into the magical world as she hosts “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” on television.

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Mirren will host the weekly four-part series, which starts Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on TBS and Cartoon Network, the Associated Press reported.

The quiz show will feature contestants representing houses from Harry Potter who answer trivia questions about the famous novels-turned-movies to win a championship trophy and prizes.

Mirren has never hosted a game show but is known for her acting roles in movies like “The Queen” and “Gosford Park.”

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