According to the British author, Harry Potters story comes to an end once and for all after Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The author made the announcement during an interview with Reuters at the London premiere of the Cursed Child stage play in the West End theatre district this past weekend.
“[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done,” Rowling told Reuters Saturday night (July 30) at the opening. “This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
As the play made its debut in London, the novel by the same name was released in bookstores worldwide so Potter near and far could enjoy the story of a grown up Harry taking his son, Albus Severus, to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the first time. They grow up so fast don’t they?
Rowling also explained to Reuters that she never meant to continue Harry’s story past this stage in his life.
“[The play] chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly,” Rowling said. “So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special.”
But never fear. Just as Potter fans dry their tears with the last pages of Harry’s harrowing saga, Rowling’s wizarding prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, flies into theaters this November.
(H/T Yahoo Movies)