After months of Rowling repeatedly saying that “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the new Harry Potter play opening in London in 2016, was not a prequel, the truth has been unveiled. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a sequel to the Harry Potter series and will follow Harry and his son Albus Severus.
The play is set nineteen years after the last chapter of Deathly Hallows – not 19 years after the epilogue – and follows Harry, who is working at the Ministry of Magic, and his youngest son Albus Severus Potter, who is struggling with his family’s legacy. The official Pottermore description ends ominously: “As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is written by Jack Thorne in collaboration with Rowling and will be directed by John Tiffany. It will be presented in two parts. Tickets will be available on October 28.
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