Accio a defibrillator — it’s the news Potter fans have been dreaming about for years! It has been confirmed that J.K. Rowling, the mastermind behind the wizarding world of Harry Potter, will in fact release an 8th book in the beloved series. And what’s more, we already know what it’s going to be about!
Prepare yourself, Muggle bookstore owners — and make room on your shelves. It has been confirmed that Harry Potter will once again live out his adventures on the pages of a new book, in J.K. Rowling‘s 8th story in the series, called Harry Potter & The Cursed Child. If that sounds familiar, then you are indeed a true Potter fan; it’s also the name of the stage play coming to London this spring. So, if you won’t be able to make it to the West End to see the show, get ready for the next best thing!
The exciting news came from the best place for Potterheads to continue on the journey of their favorite story: Pottermore. The website, where Rowling continually releases new writings and information about the beloved franchise, announced that following the official release of the play Harry Potter & The Cursed Child on July 30, a script book containing the finalized story will be released in both digital and print form on July 31st. And yes, that date should sound familiar — it’s Harry Potter’s birthday!
The script, based on an original new story by Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, is officially the eighth story in Harry Potter universe and will follow the Chosen One as a father, husband, and all around adult wizard as he navigates life after defeating the world’s most dangerous dark wizard. Not much more is known about the show or the story it will tell, but fans as already beyond thrill to have the boy, er, man wizard back in their lives.
Now, between a new book, a new play, AND a new movie, perhaps the only thing that would make Potter fans happier would be to see the actors who portrayed the iconic characters in all 8 films return in some capacity to the franchise. Unfortunately, when Hollywoodlife.com spoke to Ron Weasley — aka Rupert Grint — recently, he didn’t seem as thrilled to return to the Burrow. A shame –but at least they might be at all of the premieres! Fingers crossed!
Let’s hear it from you, Hollywoodlifers? Are you ordering your copy of the book RIGHT NOW!!!