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New play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the official 'eighth story'

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Seven books, and now a play

Harry Potter fans have been demanding a new "official" installment in the franchise since it ended in 2007.

On Friday, author J.K. Rowling published a post on Pottermore confirming that the upcoming two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — taking place in London's trendy West End — would be the eighth official part to the series.

The author also posted a brief synopsis of the play, and what's ended up happening to Harry may surprise quite a few fans.

"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," Rowling writes.

Seeing as he's ended up with quite a boring gig, Rowling has shifted the focus of the new chapter to his youngest son, Albus Severus.

Some may remember him as the worried 11-year-old Harry had to console before he left for Hogwarts in the epilogue that took place after Deathly Hallows.

"Youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted," Rowling hints. "As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."

Although there's no word on whether or not the play will eventually be adapted as a film, chances are pretty high Universal will want to bring the next official installment to the big screen.

Written by Jack Thorne and helmed by Tony-winning director John Tiffany, tickets for the play go on sale to the general public on Oct. 30.