Harry Potter is back? J.K Rowling confirms sequel & Twitter can't handle it

Published Friday, Oct 23 2015, 15:26 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Harry Potter is back! Hurrah!

Remember when you finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2? Remember that heartbreaking moment you thought your love affair with Hazza P and Hogwarts was really over?

Well, good news folks. Our favourite wizard is making a return and we literally cannot contain our excitement...

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone Movie Still
November 2001

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Yes, this Harry Potter news has got us feeling as smug as Ron in this photo!

J.K Rowling has recently confirmed there will be a sequel to Harry Potter, but there's a twist...

This time round, Harry is much much older and working for the ministry of magic, his son Albus will be taking centre stage and quite literally, as the sequel will be a play.

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will be coming to London next year in July 2016 and we're already fretting about bagging ourselves front row tickets.

The Cursed Child is a follow on from The Deathly Hallows and will pick up from where we left Harry nineteen years later at King's Cross Station waving his own children off to Hogwarts.

Giving us an insight into the story of the sequel, the synopsis reads: "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."


Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
23 October

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After waving goodbye to Harry, Ron and Hermione eight years ago, J.K Rowling has toyed with spinoffs since, but never spoke of any plans to come up with another story in the Harry Potter series.

Explaining why she chose to bring the sequel to the stage instead of penning it to be published, she said: "The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage.

"I'm confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way."

She has written the follow up story alongside Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It will be told in two parts, with each part being performed separately on the same day when it reaches theatres.

When the news surfaced about Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, not surprisingly, the Twitter'verse couldn't handle it...

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