Last night, many Harry Potter fans assembled in book stores across the country for the midnight release of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script books. In fact, several members of Team Nerdist were among them! And we hope everyone enjoyed the experience, because according to JK Rowling, this is it for Mr. Potter. But perhaps not for his children.
According to Radio Times, Rowling spoke to the press during the official launch of the Cursed Child play in London and said “[Harry] 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. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
Take into consideration that Rowling has made similar comments before after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. And while she has reiterated her stance that the Harry Potter novels were finished many times, the world she created has lived on through her own short stories on the Pottermore website, the Cursed Child play, and the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which runs the clock back several decades to explore the life and times of Newt Scamander. That movie is coming out later this year, and we’d be shocked if it weren’t a blockbuster as well.
For fans who want to make the trip overseas to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child performed as intended, its stint in London’s West End has been extended through December 2017.
What do you think about Rowling’s latest Potter comments? And would you be up for more adventures about the next generation of Potters and Weasleys? Cast your spells in the comment section below!
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