In 2013, news broke that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would be working on a stage production that would focus on the life of young Harry before finding out he was a wizard. Since then, however, plans seem to have changed a bit...
While it was confirmed that Rowling's play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is underway and set to debut in 2016, the author wants to make it clear that it will absolutely, definitely, 100% not be a prequel, as earlier reported.
Since this point just wasn't coming across, the ever social media savvy Rowling took to Twitter in response. In just over a half an hour, Rowling sent the following Tweets into the Twitterverse to clear things up and express a bit of frustration:
Of course, by the end, these Tweets were more of a sarcastic back and forth between Rowling and her fans, proving once again that she is one of the world's most beloved authors for a good reason.
She then went on to reveal that The Cursed Child, while definitely not a prequel, will be considered canon in the Harry Potter universe.
Most recently, J.K. Rowling pinned this image to her page, likely in the hopes that it will clear things up once and for all with this whole prequel business:
The production, which will be co-written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany will reach London's West End Palace Theater next year. Start booking your flights now since tickets will go on sale this fall.
Now all we have to do is wait until 2016 to find out whether or not Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be a prequel (kidding)!