We're Getting a New Harry Potter Book, Based on the Play

J.K. Rowling’s literary universe continues to grow. The two-part stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which picks up the story of The Boy Who Lived 19 years after the series of seven novels, debuts in London this summer. But in case you couldn’t snag one of those very limited tickets in England, now everyone else will be able to enjoy the Rowling-created, Jack Thorne-written tale. Rowling’s literary and brand management agency The Blair Partnership announced today that the script for both parts of Cursed Child will be published as a print hardcover and ebook on Harry Potter's birthday, July 31.

But wait, there's more! Apparently this “special rehearsal edition” will only be available for a limited time, after which it will be replaced by a “definitive collector’s edition” sometime in the future. So start collecting all your galleons, sickles, and knuts, because you’re going to need them to keep up with the rapid expansion of the Harry Potter Universe, which includes forthcoming illustrated editions of every novel, the film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and a 20th-anniversary celebration of the first book in 2017.