- Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling revealed on Saturday that the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the end for the Harry Potter series
- The Cursed Child played premiered last Saturday in London while the book release followed just hours after
- Another Harry Potter movie based on a spin-off book will be released on November
Author J.K. Rowling bid Harry Potter goodbye during the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play’s premiere in London on July 30, Saturday.
Rowling said that this two-part play is considered to be the end of the journey for Harry Potter, his friends, and their families, and the rest of the characters in the story.
"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," Rowling said.
“So, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now," she added.
She also revealed that the play also blended in perfectly with the material she has about the next generation.
“I could see it would work perfectly," she said. "So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special," Rowling added.
The play has been dubbed as the eighth installment of the series, alongside the release of a book based on the script. Both have sparked anew the Pottermania spirit five years after the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” part two hit the big screens.
It was welcomed with delighted and excited Harry Potter die-hards as well as a new breed of Harry Potter fans. The play also received not only a standing ovation but also positive reviews from critics and fans.
"It was magical. I sat on the edge of my seat the whole time," Kylie Cruikshamsks, 32 years old and a big Potter fan, revealed. "There was a lot to live up to and they did it."
Ashley Nottingham, 32 years old, on the other hand, said he was left speechless: "It's blown away every theatrical boundary I've ever known."
As if seeing the play was not enough, fans also crowded bookstores and waited for the release of the limited edition book. This happened not only in London but also around the world, including in the Philippines.
Others came in handy with their preorder receipts of the book while the rest were hopeful bookstores would not run out of on-hand copies. There were also people who bought not only the eighth book but also the Harry Potter books one to seven set.
Despite all the excitement, Rowling has emphasized that the Cursed Child will not herald a new phase of stories. However, on November, Harry Potter fans will also be treated to a movie version of Rowling's Potter spin-off book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
The Cursed Child is the story of Harry Potter 19 years later. Playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany features Potter as a 37-year-old overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic and father of three. -Kami Media