J.K. Rowling confirmed that the story of Harry Potter is finished with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, RadioTimes reports. At the Palace Theatre on the official launch day of The Cursed Child, Rowling announced that Harry "goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done."
Rowling went on to say that the play is about "the next generation", meaning the children of the gang from the original Harry Potter books. She said that she's "thrilled to see it realised so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now." She discussed the play further, saying that the story created by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and Sonia Freedman "chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly."
She said that she never wanted to write another Harry Potter novel after finishing the seven-book series, but that she allowed the play because "this will give fans something special". Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tells the story of Harry Potter's son, Albus, and his struggles during his time at Hogwarts. It follows up on the epilogue at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is set 19 years after the events of the books.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part play that officially opened on July 31st in London after more than a month of preview performances. The play will be running until at least December 2017. The script for the play was released as a novel worldwide.
It should be noted that J.K. Rowling only said Harry's story was over. Stories involving the Harry Potter universe, like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will continue indefinitely. What do you think of the news? Do you want more of Harry's story or do you agree it should end here?