Rowling’s Huge News: ‘Cursed Child’ Is Actually A New ‘Harry Potter’ Sequel

Details about the upcoming stage play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child have been scarce, but overnight, via Pottermore, author J.K. Rowling made a massive announcement, confirming that Cursed Child is, in fact, a sequel
This makes it “the official eighth official Harry Potter story” – her exact words – and a follow-up to Deathly Hallows, picking up after the adult Harry and Ginny wave their children off to school on the Hogwarts Express
Pottermore also published a plot summary overnight:
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.
The play’s spooky artwork was revealed via Twitter:

The play, which is in two parts “due to the epic nature of the story” – and also, let’s be real here, because of the $$$ – will open in London next year, and tickets are on sale from Wednesday October 28.
If you’re dead keen, you can register your interest at to get access to priority booking, but that closes today, so you’d better be quick about it.
Neither here nor there, but Daniel Radcliffe could easily play the adult Harry in a Cursed Child movie at some point down the line, hey? 
via Pottermore
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