After nearly two months of preview performances, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuted with its first official performance this weekend. Author J.K. Rowling has long insisted that a movie adaptation will not happen, but there has been evidence that Warner Bros. might be planning something. Now that the play has officially opened, J.K. Rowling confirmed that this play with bring Harry Potter's story to a close.
Radio Times spoke with the author this weekend, where she confirmed that this two-part play will complete Harry Potter's full story. It isn't known if there are plans to bring this stage show to America quite yet. Here's what the author had to say below.
"He 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."
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. It will receive its world premiere in London's West End at the Palace Theatre this summer and is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Readers and moviegoers last saw Harry waving off his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. Cursed Child will pick up the story, officially the eighth in the Harry Potter canon, after that moment. Here's what J.K. Rowling added about this story."It chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly. So I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special."
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. Stay tuned for more on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.