Most of you probably already know this but it’s a big year for Harry Potter. There’s the new movie coming out in November, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the play, The Curse Child, that has it’s opening night late July. I’ve heard different things about what people believe both of those are and how they’re being released. I’m going to clear that up. First off, Fantastic Beasts is a prequel that takes place in 1920’s New York City. It follows Newt Scamander’s adventure throw New York’s secret society of Witches and Wizards. I feel like most people understand the movie and what it’s going to be about. The confusion, I believe is coming from the sequel play, The Curse Child. This is the official synopsis that was released last October:
“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.”
Now, 2 things that most people may not know about the play. It was written by Jack Thorne and based on J.K. Rowling’s story. This play is still canon in Rowling’s world. Also, this isn’t going to be released as a novel. The stage play script will be released as is on July 31st for fans to buy and read. They aren’t rewriting it as your average novel. I hope that clears things up for both.