The British powerhouse all but broke the world’s heart last Saturday, at the premiere of the two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, when she announced that her most famous saga is, indeed, pretty much finished.
“Harry goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done,” she said of the story, which is set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows the Chosen One and his son Albus Severus as the latter enrolls in Hogwarts.
“This is the next generation, you know. So I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
Put your wands in the air if you are hoping this one’s of those situations where, sure, Rowling’s saying that now, but....
Alas, it probably isn’t.
So, suckers, go and buy the special rehearsal edition script now, and tide yourself over – at least until a blockbuster gets made or until this play gets the Broadway treatment.