It's a pretty good time to be a "Harry Potter" fan, of any age. Nine years after the publication of the seventh novel, and six years after the release of the final film, there's not only a spinoff feature franchise making its way toward theaters but also a stage production, characterized as the eighth installment of the "Harry Potter" series.
However, if you're holding out hope that this is a sign there are more "Harry Potter" books to come, you're in for disappointment.
"He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done. This is the next generation, you know," author J.K. Rowling told Reuters at the London premiere of the play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." "So, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now."
That means fans will have to be content with "Cursed Child," whose script has been published in book form, the upcoming film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," and Rowling's updates to the Pottermore website.
Split into two parts, "Cursed Child" picks up 19 years after the events of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," and follows Harry, now an employee with the Ministry of Magic, and his son Albus.