She would like you to be clear that it is definitively, absolutely, categorically, NOT a prequel.
Rowling’s frustration seemed to seep through on her Twitter feed, with the writer sending more than a dozen tweets clarifying this detail.
JK Rowling is done with your questions
Rowling officially announced the play was in the works on her Twitter page last week, but said she’s keeping the details under wraps, insisting she doesn’t “want to spoil what I know will be a treat for fans.”
As well as INSISTING the new play is “not a prequel”, she has suggested it is set after the events of the final book in the series, ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’.
She also refused to divulge why she chose to write the new story as a play, rather than an eighth novel, writing: “I am confident that when audiences see the play, they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story.”
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Next year looks set to be a seriously exciting one for ‘Harry Potter’ fans.
In addition to the new play hitting the theatre, there’s also a new film to look forward to, with Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston starring in the big screen adaptation of ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’.
‘Fantastic Beasts’, which will act as JK Rowling’s screenwriting debut, is based on a Hogwarts text book which first appeared in ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’, but which she later decided to pen for real, with proceeds from the book going to help Comic Relief.
‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ will act as a collaboration between JK Rowling, writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.
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