J.K. Rowling reveals whether we’ll see Harry Potter again!
With the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today, fans around the world are asking the same question: Will there be another Harry Potter book?
The answer, according to Reuters, is one we don’t want to hear.
“He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done. This is the next generation, you know,” said Rowling after a performance of The Cursed Child. “So, I’m thrilled tosee it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
Although her answer doesn’t allow for much speculation, I still haven’t given up hope for a ninth book. After all, five years after the seventh installment of the Harry Potter series an eighth book was released (as of today).
The eighth installment of the Harry Potter series is actually two plays, which premiered at the Palace Theatre in London this summer. Today, the screenplay of The Cursed Child first became available as a book.
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.
Thanks to the #KeepTheSecrets campaign, the plot details of this eighth book have been kept largely a secret. “They’ve done me so proud. They’ve done me so proud,” Rowling said of the fans who’ve kept the spoilers under wraps.
In return, J.K Rowling plans to take the play to as many places as possible. “I hope a lot of [fans] will get to see this play,” she added.
.@jk_rowling talks to the #CursedChild on the red carpet at today's gala performance.https://t.co/vu2QP25Zgp
— Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (@CursedChildLDN) July 30, 2016