Author J. K. Rowling just revealed more details about ?Harry Potter and The Cursed Child?, the first official theatrical adaptation of the globally successful book series. Rowling first confirmed the project was in the works back in June via Twitter. The play is a sequel to the last book, ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? and immediately follows the events from the epilogue, set 19 years after the defeat of Voldemort.
The play is based on an original new story by Rowling and Jack Thorne and directed by Tony Award winner John Tiffany, the stellar creative team includes Tony Award winning set designer Christine Jones and Grammy nominee Imogen Heap as composer.
In a joint statement according to The Independent, the writers said it was ?exciting to explore Harry?s world in a brand new way through the live form of theatre. Collaborating on this story is exhilarating for all of us.?
?I am confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story,? Rowling also tweeted back in June to address fans? inevitable queries as to why the theater was chosen as the medium for the eighth story.
The synopsis as seen on the play?s official website reads:
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.
Announcement on the final cast have yet to be made. Meanwhile, fans also eagerly anticipate the spin-off film ?Fantastic Beasts?and Where to Find Them?, which will star Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne and is set for release on November 2016.