Rowling confirmed development of a Harry Potter play. PHOTO: CC License Halle Stoutzenberger
Harry Potter is officially moving to the stage! First check the date on this article to make sure that it is not April 1st. Done? Good.
Giving her fans an early Christmas present, author J.K. Rowling confirmed that she is working on a play detailing the young wizard’s life before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Rowling said in a statement that the play will “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and an outcast.
Rowling is set to co-produce the production, along with seasoned British theater producers Colin Callender and Sonia Friedman. The statement also indicated that Rowling will collaborate with a writer, but will not be penning the script herself.
“Over the years I have received countless approaches about turning Harry Potter into a theatrical production, but Sonia and Colin’s vision was the only one that really made sense to me, and which had the sensitivity, intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bringing Harry’s story to the stage,” Rowling said.
Already set to bring a Harry Potter spin-off to the big screen, Harry Potter fans certainly have quite a bit to look forward to.
What do you think of this decision? Do you think that this is simply a way to continue making money off of the series? Do you think Rowling’s minimal involvement is concerning? Let us know in the comment section below!