The author says Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the last installment of the popular series

By Stephanie Petit
Updated July 31, 2016 03:25 PM
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Say goodbye to the Boy Who Lived.

J.K. Rowling confirmed Saturday that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth installment in the beloved series, will be the last.

“He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done. This is the next generation, you know,” Rowling, 51, told Reuters at the Saturday premiere of the play in London. “So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike, picks up 19 years after the end of the original series, with a middle-aged Potter working in the Ministry of Magic and his son, Albus, entering the wizarding world for the first time.

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Although the five-hour, two-part show is sold out until May 2017, fans can find out what happens to their favorite witches and wizards in the Cursed Child script book, which went on sale Sunday at midnight.

However, the wizarding world is not over yet. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which flies into theaters in November, follows Newt Scamander, a magical zoologist and author of a Hogwarts textbook that bears the same name as the film played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

Rowling also has also been known to give insight into the Harry Potter story through her Twitter page and Pottermore website.