Wizarding fans around the world are anxiously awaiting the opening of J.K. Rowling's upcoming play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
But if a trip to London's West End isn't on the cards or you weren't able to get tickets, you're in luck. Rowling's website, Pottermore announced they will be publishing the full script of the two-part play. The script, which is being referred to as the eighth story in the franchise, will be available as an eBook, priced at $14.99. The release date? Harry Potter's birthday: July 31.
In case you're not up to snuff on Rowling's newest endeavor, here's what you need to know. The play picks up 19 years after the end of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
Here's the synopsis of what the play will be about:
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
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.
The book will be released in the UK by Little, Brown Book Group and in the US and Canada by Scholastic.
Here's the current artwork for the book:
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