When you’ve created a book, movie and memorabilia empire worth $25 billion, it’s easy to sit back and count your royalty checks. Lucky for Harry Potter fans, J.K. Rowling is not one to rest on her laurels. The eighth chapter of Harry Potter’s adventures will come to life this July 30 when Rowling’s made-for-the-stage story is performed at the Palace Theatre London. However, for those who cannot get tickets to the show (or who cannot make the trip to England), they only have to wait 24 hours for the script-book and e-book to be released.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the 8th book in the renowned series, and the first since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released nine years ago. Cursed Child is described as the next stage of Ron, Harry, and Hermione’s journey
“The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage,” Rowling said in an interview on pottermore.com. “I’m confident that when audiences see ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.”
And if that isn’t enough to satisfy even the most fanatic Potter-philes, the newest movie of the franchise —Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — will hit theaters this November. A new book and a new movie in a four-month span? It almost makes the last nine years of waiting worthwhile. Almost.