J.K. Rowling announced a slew of new titles that will take place in Rowling’s Wizarding World. In addition to dropping the release dates for a few of their anticipated projects – Jim Kay’s illustrated Chamber of Secrets will hit shelves this October, while new additions of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard will release in 2017 – Rowling announced that there will be a book edition of her new play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
The book edition of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a “Special Rehearsal Edition” of the play script at the time of the preview performances that will publish this July in print and digital editions simultaneously.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” 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. Jamie Parker will play Harry Potter. Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley. Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione Granger – the first canonical interpretation of a black Hermione.
2017 is also the twentieth anniversary of the U.K. publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and to celebrate, four special editions of the first book will publish in U.K. to correlate to each of the four Hogwarts houses.
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