Why I’m Skeptical about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


If you have been anywhere near Harry Potter fandom, you’ll know that there is a new Harry Potter story that is going to be a play in London, but the script will be released world wide in printed format. Like many fans of Harry Potter, I am skeptical of this new edition into this world and this post is to tell you why.

  1. It’s not written by just J.K. Rowling
    This wouldn’t appear as big of an issue as you’d think, but with the story based on something J.K. Rowling wrote, I’m worried how much was changed from it’s text reference.
  2. It’s not an actual book.
    Granted people may keep calling it the 8th Harry Potter book, but at the end of the day, it is not an actual book. It’s not even the finished play; it’s the rehearsal edition.
  3. The intended format is only available in one place at this time. 
    For some reading a play won’t give the same effect as seeing it would and it’s currently not going to be an audiobook.
  4. For continuity’s sake
    Going back to my first point, what we know as true in the Harry Potter universe could be changed or altered to fit the plays needs or to create the need for this story-line.
  5. Why now?
    For many years people seem to have been begging for more Harry Potter material so why now? It seems out of the blue and slightly like a money making ploy to be honest. I’m not a fan of not having any for years then going “oh this is necessary for the completion of the series;” it seems forced and not as important as it’s being claimed to be.

This doesn’t mean I’m not skeptical of the Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them movie as well as it randomly adds things to the world that don’t exist currently; however, it’s best qualities are that it was present in the original novels and is being made available in it’s intended format everywhere. Although you can also buy the screenplay for that and I’m not sure how to feel about it honestly.


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