J.K. Rowling said she’s “done” writing about everyone’s favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter.
Potterheads flocked to bookstores worldwide Sunday, wearing wizard hats and capes, to grab a copy of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which author Rowling told reporters will mark the end of the road for the famous character.
“He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done,” Rowling told Reuters about Harry Potter. “This is the next generation, you know. So I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
“Cursed Child” picks up where the epilogue of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” left off, 19 years after Voldemort’s defeat. Potter now has three children and works at the Ministry of Magic. But, unlike the previous seven “Potter” books, it’s not a novel, but the script of a stage production of the same name written by playwright Jack Thorne.
While sales figures will not be available until later this week, “Cursed Child” topped the 2016 pre-order charts for Amazon’s print and Kindle e-book sales, and became Barnes & Noble’s top pre-ordered book since 2007’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
The play opened over the weekend at London’s Palace Theater.