Adventurous Harry Potter fans may have already planned their trips to London’s West End this summer to see the premiere of the new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II—the official continuation of J.K. Rowling’s saga. But now even fans who can’t make it overseas will be able to discover what comes next.
On Pottermore, it was revealed that the scripts for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II will be available in print shortly after the play’s premiere in July. But it’s a bit of a double-dip, as the first printing will be the Special Rehearsal Edition of the scripts. After the scripts are inevitably tweaked for the official opening of the play, the Definitive Collector’s Edition script book will be released.
Though it’d be tough for any new book to contend with the perennial bestsellers that were the original seven Harry Potter novels, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script books have the potential to match or even exceed the previous sales records, as the fandom has only continued to grow.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features a story by Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, with the final scripts written by Thorne, and Tiffany serving as the director of both installments of the play. The story will take place 19 years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, as Harry and his son, Albus Severus Potter, discover that “darkness comes from unexpected places.”
Late last year, it was announced that Jamie Parker will step into the role of the older Harry Potter for the play, with Paul Thornley as Ron and Noma Dumezweni as Hermione. Perhaps we’ll also find out whether the latter two have remained together after nearly two decades as a couple.
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