On Friday, 10th April, J.K Rowling sat with Matt Lauer on The Today Show and talked about the possibility of writing Harry Potter 8. But, no matter how often someone asked Rowling the same question (probably for the 1000th time since the last Deathly Hallows was published), the author responded with the same answer, “never say never.”
“I feel I wrapped Harry Potter story up,” said Rowling. “I’ve always said I definitely won’t because, because I don’t see why I should say that. But, I think Harry Potter 8, as in what happened next to Harry, Ron, and Hermione, I think that’s not going to happen,” she added.
Watch the full interview with author J.K Rowling below:
Sorry Harry Potter fans! Harry Potter 8 is not going to happen!
But that doesn’t mean there’s no tiny glimmer of hope. While she may not write any Harry Potter stories, she is definitely stepping back into the Harry Potter world with writing the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is still on the works and is set to begin production later this year. Harry Potter's David Yates will direct and Producer, David Heyman will oversee the film. Casts for the film is yet to be announced.
J.K Rowling was in New York City on Thursday to launch the new US branch of her charity organization, Lumos Foundation held at the Empire State Building. To mark the launch, the New York’s most iconic landmark was illuminated in Lumos’ colours of purple and white, shining a light for the millions of children separated from their families and living in institutions and orphanages around the world.
Lumos Foundation, which was founded by Rowling in 2005, aims to end the institutionalization of children in orphanages and other group facilities worldwide.
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