JK Rowling is collaborating on a play based on Harry Potter’s early years. The play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, “will tell the ‘untold part’ of the boy wizard’s story, including the story of the lives of his murdered parents,” writes the BBC.
However, the author said on Twitter the play was “not a prequel.”
It will run at the Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016, with tickets on sale this autumn.
Rowling said she chose to make the announcement on Friday because it was “a very special day” — the 18th anniversary of when her debut book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was first published in the UK.
The play will be produced by Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, the duo who have been responsible for a number of Tony and Olivier Award-winning plays including The Book of Mormon and revivals of La Cage Aux Folles and Death of a Salesman.