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Harry Potter sequel comes to life...in the form of a stage play

10.23.2015

Harry Potter fans have a lot to look forward to with the spin-off, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, hitting next year, but it looks like a direct sequel to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is also coming . . . in stage-play format. J.K. Rowling is working with theater collaborators John Tiffany and Jack Thorne on a story that takes place 19 years after "Deathly Hallows." Entitled "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", the story will revolve around both an adult Harry Potter and his youngest son, Albus.

The project summary reads as follows:

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.

It's obvious that J.K. Rowling has a lot of passion for the Potter-verse and wants to continue to tell stories within it, but why on Earth she wouldn't just write a new book involving the adventures of Potter's kids is beyond me. A stage play doesn't initially feel like much of a home for Potter stories, but I have to give credit where it's due and say that some of the more fascinating aspects of that saga are usually the characters and how they interact with each other. Here's hoping a taping of this show is in order, at the very least.

Preview performances of Cursed Child will begin at the Palace Theater on June 7, 2016 with an opening following on July 30, 2016.

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Source: Variety

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1:12PM on 10/24/2015
I can't believe Neil Gaiman never sued her for this character. Harry is a direct rip off of Tim Hunter in Neil Gaiman's Books Of Magic.
I can't believe Neil Gaiman never sued her for this character. Harry is a direct rip off of Tim Hunter in Neil Gaiman's Books Of Magic.
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9:23PM on 10/23/2015
I expect that the stage play will be heavier on the drama, which would make it a perfect medium to tell the story. A new novel would have been nice, but what's the point. The most interesting and action heavy parts of Harry Potter's life has already been told.
I expect that the stage play will be heavier on the drama, which would make it a perfect medium to tell the story. A new novel would have been nice, but what's the point. The most interesting and action heavy parts of Harry Potter's life has already been told.
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3:58PM on 10/23/2015
It's OK if it was too hard for you to read. We understand.
It's OK if it was too hard for you to read. We understand.
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3:04PM on 10/23/2015
I'd like to see Harry go dark and murder the shit out of everyone.
I'd like to see Harry go dark and murder the shit out of everyone.
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2:26PM on 10/23/2015

Harry Potter is stupid.

Harry Potter is stupid. Jibberish crap.
Harry Potter is stupid. Jibberish crap.
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2:29PM on 10/23/2015
Don't be a hater son.
Don't be a hater son.
6:38PM on 10/23/2015
Commercially and critically acclaimed - potter is genius and considered to be this generations Star Wars. I'm guessing as a Yank you're just jealous that twilight turned out to be a bag of shit and ps time to update your avatar - Snatch was 15 years ago time to move on
Commercially and critically acclaimed - potter is genius and considered to be this generations Star Wars. I'm guessing as a Yank you're just jealous that twilight turned out to be a bag of shit and ps time to update your avatar - Snatch was 15 years ago time to move on
7:24AM on 10/26/2015
"The body of J.K. Rowling, author of beloved and acclaimed children's book series Harry Potter, was found on the banks of the East River this morning. Police believe she took her own life after reading that pizzabagel18 thought her book series was 'stupid' (sic). She leaves behind three children."
"The body of J.K. Rowling, author of beloved and acclaimed children's book series Harry Potter, was found on the banks of the East River this morning. Police believe she took her own life after reading that pizzabagel18 thought her book series was 'stupid' (sic). She leaves behind three children."
2:21PM on 10/23/2015
Really milking the cow at this point.
Really milking the cow at this point.
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2:17PM on 10/23/2015
I wouldn't write a stage play off just yet. The premise seems to fit in well with the Harry Potter mythos. If the story itself is any good, rest assured Hollywood will be eyeing it for an adaptation in the next few years.

I nominate Jon Hamm for the older version of Harry. For anyone that's watched "The Young Doctor's Notebook", you'll know why this would be a great idea.
I wouldn't write a stage play off just yet. The premise seems to fit in well with the Harry Potter mythos. If the story itself is any good, rest assured Hollywood will be eyeing it for an adaptation in the next few years.

I nominate Jon Hamm for the older version of Harry. For anyone that's watched "The Young Doctor's Notebook", you'll know why this would be a great idea.
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