“All was well.”
This was how author J.K. Rowling finished off her 7th and final book in a series that takes the title of best selling book series of all time with over 400 million copies sold and still counting. The book series soon got enough attention to become a movie series which also holds the title of the highest grossing film series of all time with 7.7 billion dollars between 8 films. This series that is so acclaimed and has become one of the most known and most loved of all time is the Harry Potter series.
1090739 words, 3363 pages, 199 chapters, 8 movies, 17 hours and 14 minutes, 7 books, 1 story. Harry Potter.
Since the ending of the books, Universal Orlando has added two different Harry Potter theme parks which include Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. Universal Studios Japan has even added a Harry Potter theme park to it. Warner Brothers, a production company widely known for making the Harry Potter series opened a Warner Brothers Studio Tour London in 2012 which has locations, artifacts, and replicas of different filming locations, props, and special effects that they used in the filming of all 8 movies. You could be walking through the great hall where Harry, Ron, and Hermione ate everyday in the movies. J.K. Rowling has also made an interactive website where you can go through each chapter of the books and be sorted into your own house and compete for the House cup. This interactive website is called Pottermore.
Pottermore has released extra information about all of the fan favorite things like new information and backstories about people throughout the series or information about specific items or subjects, but what Pottermore could never do was continue the beloved series that millions of people worldwide have read.
It was recently announced that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would continue the most popular series in the world, just in a slightly different way than in the past. This time J.K. will write a Harry Potter series sequel that will follow the book series epilogue, but it will be presented on stage in the form of a play instead of a book or movie. J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany have created the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Tickets for the anticipated play went on sale October 30th, and sold out shortly after. More dates have been added increasing the plays run time to May of 2017. Lottery and late-release tickets will be sold at a later date. The play is in two parts and is either expected to be seen on the same day or consecutive days.
The cast will include over 30 members, none of which have had casting announcements yet. There is no news on whether the actors who played Harry, Ron, and Hermione or any of the other characters in the series will return for this stage sequel.
There is also no news yet as to whether the play will come over to America after it has been in London, but American fans are hopeful that it will travel over the lake so they can have a take at it and keep their thoughts and memories of the boy who lived alive.