Harry Potter fans – dig out your house scarves, robes and wands again because ‘The Boy Who Lived’ is about to apparate into our lives once again.
Fans of the world wide wizarding sensation were elated last year when it was announced that a play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, would continue the adventures of Harry and his friends.
Then their spirits were almost immediately crushed when the tickets to see the play sold out quicker than Honeydukes runs out of chocolate frogs.
But there’s no need to worry as the latest addition to the Harry Potter canon is being released in book form this summer!
JK Rowling’s new script will be published by Little Brown UK on July 31, the day after the play premieres, with the online fansite Pottermore also publishing an e-book edition, The Bookseller has confirmed.
Apparently, the move to publish the play’s script was a result of ‘massive public demand’, especially from fans abroad who wanted to share in the magic.
— Little, Brown UK (@LittleBrownUK) February 10, 2016
The storyline will catch up with Harry, Ron and Hermione 19 years after the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, ended in 2007.
A synopsis for the play has been released:
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.
Sounds ominous! But Harry’s the guy who vanquished The Dark Lord, Voldemort, so we’re sure he can handle fatherhood… can’t he?