On the very same day the book for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came out in summer 2016, I was flying back from Spain and all I could think about was rushing to the airport WH Smith and grabbing myself a copy.
I’m not even ashamed to admit it. I spent the rest of the day reading and left all my sand covered clothes unpacked until the following day. Suddenly, I was ten years old again, flipping through the pages greedily while not really wanting the story to end.
Now J.K. Rowling has dropped a hint which has made me go full nerd all over again, with the suggestion there could well be a Harry Potter sequel in the works.
J.K. has previously insisted Harry’s story is all wrapped up neatly, with two-part play The Cursed Child being a final, theatrical farewell to her beloved characters.
However, the Twitter queen has now dropped a Blasting Curse of a tweet which strongly points towards there being some sort of unspecified update on The Cursed Child.
Alongside an image of the sinister dark mark, the legendary children’s author tweeted:
Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places #HarryPotter #CursedChild
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 5, 2019
— El Profeta Argentino 💚⚡🏳🌈 (@ProfetaArgen) September 6, 2019
Naturally, her fiercely loyal fanbase went wild over this mysterious tweet, which popped up after the writer had taken a few months away from Twitter.
One person squealed:
TELL US MORE PLEASE.
Oh my god. If this means what I think it means… You gave us a true gift in Cursed Child and no one can take that away. The play will always be the thing.
Many fans speculated this tweet alluded to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child potentially being made into a film, however this theory has been shot down by Broadway representatives.
According to Entertainment Weekly, these representatives have confirmed there is no truth to these rumours:
I can confirm that these rumors are absolutely NOT TRUE.
The show has not changed ownership. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to be produced by Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions in London, Broadway and all around the world.
Warner Bros. has always been a valued partner of Cursed Child since its inception. Their role has not changed.
— Pottermore (@pottermore) September 5, 2019
The official Twitter account for Pottermore has also confirmed there isn’t a movie in the works, however they have hinted at ‘something exciting’ being on the cards:
There is something exciting coming later on from @CursedChildNYC, but it’s not a movie…
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.