If you’re in the Wizard fandom, you know J.K. Rowling wrote a play set in the Harry Potter world. The play is set to premier in London on July 30th of this year. Called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the play will tell a new story set nineteen years after the books end. If you’re not fortunate enough to be in London when the play premiers, fear not! The script of the play will be released in book form.
According to Daily News, “Pottermore, Rowling’s digital publishing arm, has described present-day Potter as an overworked Ministry of Magic employee who ‘grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs’ while his youngest son, Albus, struggles with his family legacy.
‘As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.'”
The story will be released first as a rehearsal edition, with a special edition to follow.
The most exciting part about The Cursed Child‘s release is that it comes out at 12:01 on July 31. It is J.K. Rowling and HP’s birthday, and hopefully, it will bring back the midnight release celebrations! The last one I attended was for Mockingjay in 2010. I can only hope bookstores will step up to the occasion.