Say it isn’t so! J.K. Rowling has finally admitted what no Harry Potter die hard would ever want to hear: The series has officially come to an end. Get the details why J.K. says she’s ‘done’ right here!
J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter fans alike were ecstatic to see the beloved wizard return in the play and corresponding book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but it seems the end has sadly come for The Boy Who Lived. After quickly responding “no, no” when asked if the play would bring any more new HP material at the premiere of the play in London on July 30, the 51-year-old author confirmed that the stage show is the closing point to the series.
“[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done,” J.K. told Reuters. “This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
Cursed Child follows Harry’s story 19 years after where 2007’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows left off, with Harry now a 37-year-old employee of the Ministry of Magic who now has three children of his own. Considering Harry is no longer a boy in Cursed Child, it seems J.K. feels it’s the right time to stop telling Harry’s story — even though she’s probably very aware that any future stories would be just as successful as the series always has been (heck, the five-hour, two-part play is sold out all the way through May 2017!).
But never fear, Potter fandom. Just because there won’t be new Harry Potter stories for fans to look forward to anymore doesn’t mean the end of Pottermania! Even if you weren’t lucky enough to get a ticket to Cursed Child at London’s Palace Theatre, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter just opened a second location at Universal Studios Hollywood in April, and a movie based on J.K.’s HP spinoff book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be hitting theaters in November. So one way or another, Harry and the Potter madness will live on forever!
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