Harry Potter will return in 2016, in stage-play form!

Remember Harry Potter? He's back, in stage-play form! In December of 2013 J.K. Rowling announced that she was in the process of developing a Harry Potter based play which would explore the "previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and outcast." Little information was known about the play but now the Harry Potter author has revealed on Twitter that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will open in London next year.

I've found the Harry Potter books and films to be quite enjoyable, but I still feel a little apprehensive about people dipping into that well too often. J.K. Rowling's involvement ensures that this new story will make sense and fit into the established wizarding world, but I've never felt the need to know more about Potter; those seven books and eight movies already gave us quite a lot.

This won't be the only upcoming production to return to the Harry Potter universe, J.K. Rowling has penned the screenplay for FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM which tells the story of a “magizoologist” named Newt Scamander as he studies and searches for various magical creatures in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM will be the first of a planned trilogy and is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 18, 2016, with its sequels following suit in 2018 and 2020.

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will have its world premiere at London’s Palace Theater in the summer of 2016 and tickets will go on sale this fall. Despite my apprehension, I'll admit that I'm very curious.

Source: Twitter



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