There's about to be an eighth Harry Potter book. Well, kind of.
The book will comprise of the play's two parts and is being referred to by the site as the eighth official installment in the series.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up 19 years after the events of the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry, now a father of three and an employee of the Ministry of Magic, is living a mundane, overworked life. While he tries to navigate his career, his youngest child, Albus Severus, is trying to make it through school under the heavy burden of being the son of the infamous Boy Who Lived.
Despite Lord Voldermort being killed off in the seventh book, darkness still looms over the magical world, and together they must figure out a way to stop it.
The play has already cast its main trio — Harry (Jamie Parker), Ron (Paul Thornley) and Hermoine (Noma Dumezweni) — and is set to open on July 30. The ebook will be released a day later for $14.99, not so coincidentally on Harry's birthday.