New Harry Potter book confirmed | Breaking nerd news

Time to get out your nerdiest Harry Potter costume and get ready to stay up all night reading. A new Harry Potter book will hit the shelves this summer.

JK Rowling's script for her play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is being published as a book on the 31st July. The play, which comes in two halves, is got booked up pretty much immediately after tickets went on sale, so now JK is publishing the script as a book, for all the world to see, after a "massive public demand".

This is not a drill. New book is happening, July 31st 2016.

Accio feelings

The play/book will follow Harry as a bedraggled, overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, and his three children, particularly focussing on his son Albus Severus Potter. It will take place 19 years after the end of the Deathly Hallows, if you don't count the final chapter in which they are already 40ish.

If you want to know what happens to Harry Potter when he's old and has joint problems, are you in for a treat.

Fan theories

Not much is known about the plot of the new play and book, though "The Cursed Child" title has led fans to speculate that one of his children gets cursed (mind-blowing theory, we know) or that SPOILER ALERT FOR BOOK 7 the piece of Voldemort's soul attached to Harry wasn't actually destroyed at the end of the Deathly Hallows, and Harry has passed it on (like some kind of magical genetic disease) to one of his children - probably Albus (who was worried about being placed in Syltherin.

He must then deal with having an evil child.

Another theory is that it Ariana Dumbledore is the cursed child, due to her being hit by a stray curse as a child, and events will somehow relate to her and Dumbledore's childhood.

Of course, this theory might require time travel, due to Ariana (SPOILER ALERT) being dead for nearly a hundred years.

Whatever the actual plot is, we hope it's less crazy than that. Pottermore, JK Rowling's Harry Potter website, confirmed that the scripts will be published as a book earlier today. We can't wait to have a read.

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