Updated 10:10 AM EST, Sun, Jan 17, 2021

JK Rowling to Release Another Harry Potter Book: Will Fans Read 'Cursed Child' Script?

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JK Rowling is really releasing an eighth "Harry Potter" book.

The best part? It's nineteen years later so everything fans know about the next generation of wizards and witches will be put together into a new coherent story in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

For those who already know, yes, "The Cursed Child Parts I & II" is a play JK wrote for the theater, and the book will actually comprise the script. Pottermore did mention that the story is an official part of the Harry Potter canon, so fans should be thrilled to know that there is more about the Potter Family than the fact that "all was well."

According to NPR, the book, which will be released on July 31 (yes, the eighth book will be released on Harry's birthday, as noted by Time) will pick up right after the epilogue from "Deathly Hallows" and will center around Harry's son Albus, who is struggling with being part of a legacy that he never wanted.

The official synopsis read, "While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."

BBC mentioned that Rowling is going to tell the "untold part" of Harry's story, including bits about the lives of Lily and James.

Rowling originally planned on "Cursed Child" being a play instead of a book. However, chief executive officer David Shelley said that the popular author received appeals from fans who cannot watch the show in London, asking her to publish the story in a book format.

That said, Rowling agreed to publish "Cursed Child" as a book for her fans all over the globe.

Both hardback and digital editions will be released simultaneously, which could mean lesser lines outside the bookstore as a generation of readers wait for its 00:01 release, not that it stopped them years ago when the series was still ongoing.

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will begin previews at the London Palace Theater in May, but the play will officially open on July 30, a day before the book release.

Jamie Parker (Guys and Dolls) will be starring as the adult version of Harry, Noma Dumezweni (A Raisin in the Sun) will play Hermione Granger, and Paul Thornley (London Road) will play Ron Weasley.

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