JK Rowling just announced something super exciting about a new Harry Potter book

Joseph McCormick February 10, 2016
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Those who follow Harry Potter are pretty excited to hear the latest announcement by JK Rowling.

The famed author revealed last year that she would be writing a stage show about the story after Harry Potter left Hogwarts.

Some followers of Rowling were disappointed to hear that it would only be a stage production.

Howevr they have now been appeased, as publisher Little, Brown, announced today that the script will be published in a new book.

Cursed Child

The book will be released, naturally, on Harry Potter’s birthday – 31 July.

The script is written by Rowling, as well as Jack Thorn and John Tiffany.

A description of the new book reads: “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 cast was unveiled last December for the highly anticipated stage play – which will act as a sequel to the series.
JK Rowling just announced something super exciting about a new Harry Potter book
Jamie Parker and Paul Thornley will play the roles of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley respectively – while the casting of Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger has divided reaction online.

But Rowling revealed she deliberately never mentioned the ethnicity of Hermione – after the black actress was cast in the role.


She tweeted: “Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione [kiss emoji]”.

Little, Brown CEO David Shelley said: “We are so thrilled to be publishing the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Rowling and her team have received a huge number of appeals from fans who can’t be in London to see the play and who would like to read the play in book format – and so we are absolutely delighted to be able to make it available for them.”

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