J.K. Rowling Is Preparing To Bring Harry Potter To The StageBy: Tobias Roth - December 20, 2013
Listen up Harry Potter fans, big news is here. J.K. Rowling is working on a stage play about the beloved character of Harry Potter, featuring a story that fans have never been exposed to before. The upcoming stage production will debut in London’s West End.
First, J.K. Rowling was responsible for one of the most popular and best-selling young adult franchises in history, then they were turned into some of the highest grossing films, and now she has turned to the theater to further build on the franchise.
Unlike the films which were adapted from each book, Rowling’s new venture to the stage will explore a part of Harry Potter’s life that has never been seen before.
The play will be a prequel to the books, and show life of Harry Potter before entering the famous Hogwarts school that everyone got to know throughout the books and films.
Whether the story will simply feature Harry Potter living at 4 Privet Drive with the Dursley family, or feature his friends, Ron and Hermione, is unclear, but it could be an interesting way to tie them all together before meeting.
J.K. Rowling released a statement on her Facebook page which highlights the plot of the production as well as what has finally prompted her to bring the story to the stage.