Following the announcement earlier in the year that a Harry Potter play was in the works, JK Rowling has revealed that the new production will in fact be a sequel to her best-selling Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will be the eighth installment of the Harry Potter story, and will be based upon the life of Harry and Ginny Potter’s son, Albus.
Featuring a cast of over 30, the play is written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier Award winner John Tiffany.
In a post on the play’s official website, the production summed up the play with:
“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.”
The official artwork for the play has also been revealed:
Potter star, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), took to Twitter to express her excitement at the news.
The Cursed Child is a SEQUEL?!!!! *wipes out the last few blurry, empty years and resumes hardcore Pottering* ❤️⚡️