The Harry Potter Play Will Become the Eighth Harry Potter Book in July

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Good news for everyone who won’t be able to make it to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: the script for the play will be on sale July 31. That’s right after the official opening of the play. And on Harry’s birthday.

Announced on Pottermore, the version of the script you can buy will be the one that exists during the preview performances. So any changes that are made between then and the actual opening in late July won’t be in the book. The good news is that not every fan can see a play in London, so this will get them at least all the story that’s in the play. Since this is being billed as “officially the eighth story in Harry Potter canon,” it’ll probably be a big deal.

The play itself is by Jack Thorne from a story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany. So not exactly the same as reading Rowling’s words again, but still her vision. Just in play form.


[Pottermore via Vulture]

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So it’ll be around seven years from now when, as the Fantastic Beasts films revenue slowly dry up, that WB turn to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, and offer them a boatload of cash to reprise their roles in the film adaptations for films nine and ten.

I for one look forward to such a day.