The date is coming closer by day! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the play and novel, is set to be a two-part play, whereas the book will be published this summer, as the author of the Harry Potter series – J.K Rowling – announced this on her Pottermore website on Wednesday, February 10th.
The last we saw of Harry was when he was saying goodbye to his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters 19 years after the battle of Hogwarts in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
But in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry’s the father who is having both magical and family struggles.
For all the Potter-crazy fans, there will be a special rehearsal edition script book available at midnight, July 31, the day right after the Harry Potter play opens to the public in London.
The first official installment of the Potter series to be on the stage is based on an original new story by Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany and is written by Thorne.
“We are so thrilled to be publishing the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” said David Shelley, CEO of Little, Brown Book Group. “J.K. Rowling and her team have received a huge number of appeals from fans who can’t be in London to see the play and who would like to read the play in book format — and so we are absolutely delighted to be able to make it available for them.”
Going back to the story at hand, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is set after the scene when the father to three children Harry Potter is employed at the Ministry of Magic. He and his son Albus fight for their family legacy against darkness.
Rowling’s best-selling, seven-volume Harry Potter series was published between 1997 and 2007 and has sold over 450 million copies worldwide.