Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Be a Sequel About Harry and His Middle Child

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Along with the first official artwork, details about the plot of the forthcoming two-part Harry Potter play have been revealed. It sounds like Albus Severus has inherited a few too many things from his father.

From Pottermore comes this description:

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.


You know, if the “cursed child” in the title refers to Albus, that’s just unfair. He’s already the middle child and the son of the Boy Who Lived, no need to heap other burdens on him.

Here’s J.K. Rowling’s tweet on the matter:

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She’s staying firmly in her wheelhouse, isn’t she?