J K Rowling’s website Pottermore has announced that as well as the upcoming stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, a book will also be released.
Yep, Potter fans around the world (and us) are rejoicing at the news that the eighth Harry Potter book is in the works. Print and digital versions of the script will go on sale the day after the West End premiere, and with the stage production debuting on July 30th you’ll be able to get your hands on this new book on July 31st.
To say we’re excited would be an understatement.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is understandably building a tremendous buzz. After all, we’ve been eagerly awaiting a new Harry Potter fix ever since the trilogy ended 4 and a half years ago (or 8 years if we’re just thinking about the books).
Yes, we’ve been keeping count.
We’ve soaked up every new snippet of information we can get our hands on, so when the announcement was made about who’d be filling Hermione’s shoes, it just added to the excitement.
Noma Dumezweni has been named as the actress that will be taking on the character of our favourite magical bookworm.
J. K. Rowling is forever tweeting about the mystical world she created, so it was only a matter of time before she broke her silence on the subject.
After a fan quizzed her on how she felt about Noma being a black actress, in comparison to Emma Watson who first brought Ms. Granger to life on screen, the author had an epic response.
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Rowling replied with a list of Hermione’s famous characteristics, originally used to describe her in the book.
She wrote: ‘Brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione’.
Jamie Parker has been cast as an adult Harry Potter, and Paul Thornley will play our beloved Ron Weasley.
According to Sky News, J. K. Rowling said: ‘I’m so excited with the choice of casting for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.
‘I can’t wait to see Jamie, Noma and Paul bring the adult Harry, Hermione and Ron to life on stage next summer.’
The play will pick up the story 19 years after the last book, The Deathly Hallows, visiting Harry as a grown man.
The Cursed Child will see Harry working hard at the Ministry of Magic, and introduce us to his three school-age children. His middle child, Albus Severus, is struggling with his family’s past, and is about the begin life at Hogwarts.
We. Cannot. Wait.