"Harry Potter" Author J.K. Rowling Clarifies Release of Script, Not New Novel

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Harry Potter fans, beware. There isn't a new Harry Potter novel coming out this summer.

The internet lit up earlier this week when the publisher announced the upcoming London play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The announcements also included mention of the script's release on the day following the play's premiere, "as its own book." Many fans took that to mean a new Harry Potter novel was on its way.

The author took to Twitter earlier on Thursday to clarify the announcement.

This no doubt is incredibly disappointing to Harry Potter fans.

A press release from Scholastic details the plot of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

"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,” it reads.

Perhaps Harry Potter fans in this country will one day see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child come to life on a stage in the U.S. For now, however, the most they can hope for is a copy of the script in book form.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.