Best-selling British author J.K. Rowling has asked fans of her novel “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” not to dish any “secrets.”
“You’ve been amazing for years at keeping ‘Harry Potter’ secrets so you didn’t spoil the books for readers who came after you,” the 50-year-old novelist said in a YouTube video shared by E! News.
“So I’m asking you one more time to keep secrets and let audiences enjoy ‘Cursed Child’ with all the surprises that we’ve built into the story,” she added.
To make her call relative to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” even clearer, J.K. Rowling also posted a message on Twitter, “Potter fans have always had each other’s backs.”
The show, which will open on Tuesday at the Palace Theater, takes place 19 years after the last book of the series was done, as it talks about Harry Potter as an “overworked” employee of the Ministry of Magic and his son Albus Severus.
As to why the world-renowned author endorsed her novel “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to become a stage play, the show’s producer has an explanation, according to New York Times.
“None of us, all quite experienced in the theater world, have ever experienced anything of this magnitude and intensity before,” shared Colin Callender.
Meanwhile, Sonia Friedman, who is also a producer of the play, revealed that it was “absolutely Colin’s and my idea” to come up with such project about “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
While “many other producers had approached her and she had rejected their pitches,” Friedman noted that it was their “simple idea of a straight play” that made them successful in getting J.K. Rowling’s nod.
In the meantime, the producer hinted about the plot of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play when she said, “We were clear we didn’t want to adapt a novel, and we suggested exploring how Harry, an orphan, would cope as an adult and a parent.”