We knew this day would come. Our elders warned of it. It has been prophesized for centuries. It was less a matter of if, more a matter of when. Some said 2011. Others said much later. But alas, the day has arrived. Harry Potter is no more.
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In a statement for Radio Times, Rowling confirmed our worst fears:
“The Boy-Who-Lived “goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done.” She added: “This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
The statement came just after the wildly successful opening weekend of The Cursed Child, which received largely positive reviews.
Rowling clearly has no problem extending the lore of the Potterverse, as we are receiving a healthy dose of Newt Scamander in the coming years, but she seems ready to put Harry behind her.
Longtime fans are likely nonplussed by the news, as they are used to Rowling’s established penchant for surprise stories and projects, all of which you can check out on Pottermore.
Featured image courtesy of Irish Times.