JK Rowling sent Twitter into a frenzy on Tuesday, with two seemingly simple posts.
As any fans of the wizarding world will know, 1 September marks the day pupils arrive at Hogwart’s, and this year, it’s time for Harry Potter’s son James, who appears in the final book’s epilogue, to board the Hogwart’s Express, according to the final book in the series.
Obviously, the author wasn’t about to forget this momentous moment, and made sure to note the moment on the social networking site:
I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
However, it didn’t stop there, and JK Rowling posted a second notice, which has sparked speculation that she could be giving us a sneak peek at a new story.
Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody's surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
Naturally, this has sent Twitter into quite the spin…
@jk_rowling OH MY GOD— erin. (@eriiinnxxx) September 2, 2015
@jk_rowling oh my goosh please just tell me this is a new book! Thanks Jo!— Daniel Robert Barber (@23_just4me) September 2, 2015
Oh my God, Teddy's the headboy! And congratulations to the Potters! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 @jk_rowling thank you.September 1, 2015
@jk_rowling bawling weeping happy happy tears oh wow oh wow ugh i love it so much ahhhh— Maris Monroe (@marismonroe) September 1, 2015
At present, the author is working on a play, titled ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’, and while the details of the stage show’s plot are yet to be revealed, Jo has been insistent that it won’t be a prequel to her original Harry Potter novels.
Could her new tweets be hints at the play’s storyline? Watch this space…