Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Is The Eighth Harry Potter Book. But Not Really.

If you can't get your hands on tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the stage, it's being made into a book too

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Is The Eighth Harry Potter Book. But Not Really.

by Alyss Bowen |
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Calling all Potter-heads (so anyone born in the last 28 years or so), there’s kind of a new Harry Potter book coming our way. The ‘eighth installment’, as it’s being called, is the written adaption of the soon to be released London West End play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2. Exciting much? Co-written by J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne the play starts on July 30th, starring Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley. Great news for This Is England and Skins fans, Thorne wrote them too.

Rowling’s literary and brand management agency The Blair Partnership announced the news, revealing that the eighth installment will be a special rehearsal edition (basically the script from the play), so while it’s not an actual novel, it’ll still have all the magic HP lovers are used to.

The story follows Harry’s son, Albus – of course he named his kid after Dumbledore – and starts 19 years after the epic ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. You can buy the book on Harry Potter’s birthday, which the world should really have bookmarked in their diaries, but it’s July 31st for the record.

People are going preeeeetty hard for the news, but really did anyone expect any less – it is Harry Potter after all.* *

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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