J.K. Rowling Is ‘Done’ with Harry Potter After ‘Cursed Child’

J.K. Rowling feels that she’s reached the end of the road with her Harry Potter series after the publishing of its eighth installment and script of the stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Rowling told Reuters that she’s putting down her pen on the series that made wizarding cool despite its most recent installment’s success among a new generation of Pottermaniacs at the stage play’s premiere on Saturday (July 30, 2016).

“He 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,” said Rowling, whose birthday occurred the following day. “So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the original series’ end when Potter is an overworked 37-year-old father of three employed by the Ministry of Magic. Rowling praised the stage iteration’s playwright, Jack Thorne, for his ability to further her story as she would have imagined herself.

“[Cursed Child] chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly,” said Rowling. “So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special.”

Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view more photos from the play’s press review and from the script’s bookstore release.