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Draco Malfoy will be in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

So will his son Scorpio, probably

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the upcoming West End play in London that will act as the eighth canonical story in the wizarding saga, will see the return of Slytherin's prince, Draco Malfoy.

Author J.K. Rowling, who penned the script for the play which will also be released as a book this summertweeted out a photo of different character's wands from the play. Included in the photo were Malfoy's and Ginny Weasley's, the latter of which ends up as a professional Quiddich player and later married to Harry.

Not much else is known about Malfoy's involvement in the play, but considering the story centers around Harry's youngest son, Albus Severus, it's safe to assume that Malfoy's son, Scorpio, will also be incorporated somehow. It was revealed in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that Albus and Scorpio attended Hogwarts together and were likely the same age.

The Cursed Child, which will make its debut this summer, follows Harry as he tries to become accustomed to normal, everyday life working at the ministry of magic while Albus navigates going to Hogwarts for the first time. Of course, this being the wizarding world, nothing stays calm for too long and soon father and son must team up to take on an evil force.

The novelized version of the play will hit bookstores July 31, the same day as Harry's birthday in the series.

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