New Harry Potter Book
Image Credit: Cursed Child book cover via Pottermore

A New Harry Potter Book Is Coming

It has been nine years since the release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and five since its movie version came out. While the Harry Potter series is still much-loved by children and adults around the world, many still couldn’t get over the magic it brought. It is why a lot of fan fiction about this universe is created each day. It is also why the website Pottermore was created–to give more Potter to fans both new and old.

So when author J.K. Rowling announced a new addition to the Potterverse, one can only imagine the kind of frenzied excitement it created! Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will be a two-part West End stage play written by Jack Thorne based on a story by Rowling. It is a continuation of the beloved series, focusing on Harry’s youngest son, Albus Severus.

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Image Credit: Lead cast of the new Harry Potter play via Pottermore

Fans were doubly excited as the initial cast was announced, as well as the opening dates later this year. Over 175,000 tickets were sold within 24 hours during the presale alone!

Now, there is even more good news, especially for those who don’t exactly have the means to pop over or apparate to London to watch the production! Rowling confirmed that Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will have an accompanying book–effectively the 8th Potter book in the series, which is set after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows‘ epilogue.

Rowling clarified, however, that this new Harry Potter book will be a published version of the script. While it will definitely be a new adventure with Harry and the rest of the Golden Trio, it won’t be a novel in the same style as the first seven. The book will be published on July 31, 2016 in both print and digital formats—a fitting way to celebrate our beloved boy wizard’s birthday!

Are you a Potter fan? Will you be picking up a copy of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child?

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