Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been confirmed as a sequel, not a prequel like rumors previous suggested.
Details about the play, which will debut on London’s West End in 2016, were released today and fans were excited to learn that the two-parter will pick up 19 years after the events of the final Harry Potter book and revolve around The Boy Who Lived’s youngest son, Albus.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 23, 2015
Check out the official description of the play below:
“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”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on an original new story by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. If you want to check it out during its run next year, you can begin planning your trip here!
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