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The Cursed Child marks the end of Harry Potter series, confirms Rowling

he recently released play, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, the eighth in a series of the seven bumper-hit Harry Potter novels, is alas, the final one.

books Updated: Aug 02, 2016 10:51 IST
The play, which opened to rave reviews over the weekend, is set 19 years after the franchise’s final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The play, which opened to rave reviews over the weekend, is set 19 years after the franchise’s final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.(Reuters)

This is going to be difficult for Potterheads across the world: The recently released play, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, the eighth in a series of the seven bumper-hit Harry Potter novels, is alas, the final one.

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Author JK Rowling has confirmed that Harry’s story will not continue, with the two-part play marking the end of the road for the character.

Portraits of the Potter (above) and the Weasley family. (Pottermore)

The play, which opened to rave reviews over the weekend, is set 19 years after the franchise’s final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and sees Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to the spotlight, along with Harry’s son, Albus.

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Speaking Saturday night at the London premiere of the Cursed Child stage production, Rowling told press that Harry “goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done.”

Parts I and II of the Cursed Child printed script shattered preorder records when they went on sale Sunday at midnight, with the play — now showing at London’s Palace Theatre — currently sold out, though 250,000 seats will be available for purchase from August 4.

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