Harry Potter madness was set ablaze one final time during last night’s premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a London-based play that follows the series’ titular character as an adult with three children. But as Potterheads were celebrating the return of the beloved franchise (as well as the release of an accompanying book based on the play’s script), author J.K. Rowling was simultaneously breaking our hearts.
When asked by reporters if fans could expect a new set of stories based on her latest iteration, she simply replied, “No. No.”
She went on to explain, “[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done. This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
Rowling also reveals she never had any intentions to continue the book series after her seventh and final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
“[The play] chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly,” Rowling added. “So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special.”