J.K. Rowling announced Friday that “not a prequel” to her quadrillion-selling Harry Potter septology is headed for London’s Palace Theatre in summer 2016. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will cover the “untold part” of Harry’s story, including the lives of his dead mom and dad. (Again, “not a prequel.”)
However, I can say that it is not a prequel! #CursedChildJune 26, 2015
Rowling co-wrote the play with Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, according to the BBC. It will feature music by Imogen Heap.
Discussing why she decided to bring Cursed Child to the stage instead of releasing it as an eighth novel, Rowling tweeted, “To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question - why isn’t Cursed Child a new novel? I am confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story.”