Today, Potterheads around the world received the news that we will be getting an eighth installment of Harry Potter on 31st July 2016! (See what they did there?)
The book will be a Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book of new stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II. The play opens in London’s West End this summer and it is based on a new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.
We last saw Harry waving off his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will allow fans around the world to continue the journey with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. To give you an idea of what to expect here is an extract taken from the play’s official website:
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
I am so excited to read the next part of the story!