Publishers 'in bidding war' for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child book rights?

OOOH, and there's a behind the scenes vid from the play

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in JK Rowling's wizarding world – but things are gonna be a little different this time around. 

So far the story has only been announced as a theatre production (tickets for which sold in about ten milliseconds), but according to the latest rumours, it could soon be on your bookshelf too.

HP fansite The Rowling Library reckons that at least two major publishing houses are already in a head to head wizarding duel to nab the rights to publish The Cursed Child, and as long as it doesn't end up in the restricted section, then we are EXCITED.

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Right now, it's only been confirmed that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be coming to you as a two-part West End stage play, scheduled to open in July this year.

Obviously that means that a pretty big chunk of HP fans will be missing out on the story if they can't make it to London to see the show, but now it seems as though there's a good chance that you'll be able to add it to your book collection too.

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All the deets are still very hush hush at the moment, but The Rowling Library also states that, seeing as it's not exclusively a JK Rowling work, the play might be written under another author's name if it does end up being published.

It's not exactly confirmed that the sources are legit, and nor has Queen Rowling spoken out about it all, but the idea of The Cursed Child being readable too definitely makes sense, dontcha think? Hermione would definitely approve.

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That's not all the good news either, as the team behind the play also released a sneaky peek behind the scenes video this weekend, to fill you in on where they're up to with production at the Palace Theatre.

Have a watch and hear all about the process behind creating magic on stage in the vid below:

Holy hippgoriffs, it's all TOO EXCITING.

Would you like to see Cursed Child as a book or is it cooler to keep it to the stage? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.

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