An eighth edition of Harry Potter is to be released on 31st July by Little, Brown Book Group. Co-written by JK Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. Named Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, the book is to be adapted as a play. The story picks up 19 years from where Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows ended. The play depicts Harry as a Ministry of Magic employee.
JK Rowling confirmed that the new book will cover parts of Harry’s life that were previously not explored and it will also have glimpses of his parents’ lives. The book will be released in two parts, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Part 1 and 2. The plays will open on 30th July and the book will be released the next day, both in hardback and Ebook format. The play will feature Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Norma Dumezweni as Harmione Granger and Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley.