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J.K. Rowling Announces She's 'Done' With 'Harry Potter'

J.K. Rowling Announces She's 'Done' With 'Harry Potter'

Sad news for Harry Potter fans!

Author J.K. Rowling has announced that she’s officially done with Harry‘s story after The Cursed Child.

“[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done,” J.K. told Reuters. “This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

She added, “[The play] chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly. So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special.”

The play takes place 19 years later, and follows Harry‘s son Albus Severus as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is now playing on London’s West End, was released in book form on J.K. and Harry‘s birthdays – July 31!

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  • fromanotherplanet

    About damn time.

  • Gabrielle

    Makes sense. Harry is a father now and deserves peace. It’s the next generations’ time to have adventures and explore. Im sure JK Rowling will continue to write more AMAZING stories, Potter or not. I love everything she does. Plus, she said she was finished with character not the entire Wizarding World. :)

  • totalobvi

    Though she isn’t exactly saying she’s done with the world, more just that Harry Potter the character. I could see her maybe going new novels set in other places in the world or even in England or Hogwarts but in a different time or just a new set of people.

  • RainbowCandy

    She only say done with Harry Potter’s character himself, not with the whole HP universe. I hope she writes the next generation. Maybe she can call it Hogwarts Tales or something instead of just writing for specific character maybe now she can write for an ensemble.

  • Mark Jekabson

    I’m sure other people want to write about the universe she invented… Maybe she can consign the story-line to other writers have been inspired by her world, the same way a lot of star wars novels were written by people other than george lucas… either way she already has a viable second career as a crime-fic writer so maybe it should be up to the fans to see if more books about the potter universe are forthcoming.

  • Prometeo

    2016: “I’m done with Harry Potter”
    2026: Harry Potter and the bastard daughter