Two years ago, J.K. Rowling announced that a Harry Potter stageplay was in the works that was based on “the previously untold story of Harry Potter’s early years as an orphan and outcast”.
Well, forget about all that. ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ is actually a sequel described as “the eighth Harry Potter story”:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 23, 2015
Holy crap! More info after the break…
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the events of the Harry Potter books and, based on the synopsis posted on Pottermore, it seems to be about Harry’s son Albus Severus Potter. (Your kids, Harry! Something has to be done about your kids!):
“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.”
J.K. Rowling notes:
“The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.”
Tickets go on sale October 30th with the show officially opening on July 30th. Ticket info is available here.
(via The Leaky Cauldron)