It’s nearly been nine years since J.K. Rowling published the final novel of her Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Stop and take that in for a moment; doesn’t it feel like yesterday?
Though we’ve had several films since then, as well as several new J.K. Rowling novels, our world has still felt significantly void of our favorite wizards and witches. But not for much longer.
Even if you don’t live near London, more Harry Potter literature is headed your way soon!
It was first announced that Rowling was working on a new Harry Potter project in 2013.
The newest installment into the HP mythos was revealed to be a stage play entitled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Set to premiere at London’s Palace Theatre in summer 2016, Rowling said that her play would “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast.”
Set 19 years after the events of the final Harry Potter novel, Rowling announced that her new story would be split into two plays, meant to be viewed in the same day or over two consecutive evenings.
The official synopsis reads, “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.”