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An Eighth Harry Potter Book Comes Out This Summer (Sort Of). Get the Details.    

It’s a good year to be a Potterhead. The J.K. Rowling-penned movie adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes out this November, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens in California in April, and the two-part stage show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens in London this summer, based on an original Potter story (also co-written by Rowling) and featuring our favorite trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Now, more good news: The script for that play will be published as a book, for those of us not lucky enough to live in Potter’s homeland.

The play and its script are being billed as “the eighth story” in the Potter saga, and follow an adult Harry, who apparently grew up to be a beleaguered father of three and Ministry of Magic employee. His youngest son, Albus, is apparently ambivalent about the family legacy, which is too bad since, given the play’s synopsis, he’s likely the titular cursed child. The play premieres July 30, and its script publishes in print and eBook on July 31.