Based on an original story by JK Rowling, Harry Potter, and the Cursed Child picks up at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows(part 2), 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts.
When HP fans first heard that J.K. Rowling was writing the eighth installment of the beloved seven-part series, they weren’t shy about wanting to get their hands on a copy of the book.
Then many realised that this sequel wasn’t going to be released in book form — it had been turned it into a play.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is set to debut in London at the Palace Theatre on Harry’s birthday, July 30.
— Pottermore (@pottermore) February 10, 2016
But yesterday, Rowling announced that the script of the play will, in fact, be released as a two-part book, at 12:01 a.m. on July 31, 2016.