J. K. Rowling says the play will present the “untold part” of the Potter story.
The “untold part” of the Harry Potter story will debut on the London stage next year, creator of the smash book series, J. K. Rowling, tweeted on Friday.
“A new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be opening in London next year,” she posted, adding that she could not reveal any details but that it would be an “untold part of Harry’s story.” She said that, “It will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany, and myself.”
A play, Rowling said, was “the only proper medium for the story,” adding that it would not be a prequel. Rowling promised that Cursed Child would be “a real treat for fans.”
The Daily Mail said the play would tell a story about Harry Potter’s parents, Lily Evans Potter and James Potter, before they were killed by Lord Voldemort.
The British author pointed out that Friday was also the 18th anniversary of the publication of her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in Britain.
The seventh and final novel in the Harry Potter saga was published in 2007, although Rowling has since published some stories featuring Harry Potter.
Harry Potter is one of the world’s biggest literary success stories, with more than 450 million copies sold worldwide. The film versions of the books were also record-breaking, taking in more than $7 billion at the global box office.