J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,” which is set for its British stage debut this summer, is being turned into a book, according to the author’s official website, Pottermore.com.
The upcoming theatrical production is set 19 years after the author’s final novel, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.” It focuses on Harry’s son Albus as he begins his first year at Hogwarts.
The theater production is based on a short story by Rowling, and the play’s script was written by Jack Thorne.
The eBook will be published on Rowling’s Pottermore website and will also be available as a hardcover edition in the United States. The book will be released on July 31, which is fictional character Harry’s birthday.
The two-part theater production kicks off with previews in London at the Palace Theater on June 7. It will be told in two parts on separate nights. Opening night is July 30. Jamie Parker has been cast as Harry, Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione and Paul Thornley will portray Ron.
In December, Rowling defended the casting of a black actress to play Hermione. She tweeted: “Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione.”