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J.K. Rowling says Harry Potter 'is done now' — for real this time

Following the weekend release of the highly-anticipated script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, author J.K. Rowling says she is finally saying goodbye to the Harry Potter universe — no, actually.

The play, a production of which is currently sold out through May 2017 in London, follows Harry Potter's son, with the Potter of the original series now a 37-year-old dad. "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. So, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now," Rowling told Reuters.

While the stage production has gotten rave reviews, critics have been lukewarm on the publication of the script, calling it an "incomplete experience." Nevertheless, Potter fans worldwide queued for the midnight release; "I've been waiting for this for 10 years," one fan said.