J. K. Rowling is writing a brand new children’s book, but before you get your hopes up – no, it’s not Harry Potter 8.
Long before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hit the book stands J. K. Rowling had stated that there will be only 7 Harry Potter books and the final one gave us a pretty good insight of what has happened with our favorite wizarding trio. However, that didn’t stop fans from asking Rowling to write another book in the series. And by the looks of it, she’s ready to return to children’s books once again.
The 50 year old novelist has written several adult books, including a crime fiction trilogy written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. And even though Rowling vowed that there will be no more Harry Potter books, she has written some Hogwarts “school books” and she frequently posts more stories and updates regarding the Potter universe on her interactive website, Pottermore. Rowling recently announced that she already has penned a part of a new children’s book and that she’s writing the rest of it. Not only that, but the British novelist also stated that she loves the writing process and the result so much that she’s planning to write another one! So, could there be a new children’s trilogy? We can only guess.
Until more news come up, Harry Potter fans have some exciting things to look forward to. In 2016 the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will premier in London and later next year the first movie in the Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them trilogy will hit theaters. The movies are based on the school book and the events are occurring 70 years before Harry visits Hogwarts for the very first time. Eddie Redmayne will be portraying the leading role of a magizoologist named Newt Scamander. Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Jon Voight and Katherine Waterson will also be starring in the project.