If seven books and eight films aren't enough to satiate Harry Potter fans, author J.K. Rowling has some good news: she's working on a play that will explore the early life of the titular boy wizard. The project — which will see Rowling partner with veteran stage producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender — is still in the early stages, with no writer or director on board. Rowling will serve as co-producer (she won't be writing the script) with development expected to begin next year.
"It is exciting to see this project moving on to the next phase."
"After a year in gestation it is exciting to see this project moving on to the next phase," Rowling says. Currently the production is only slated for theatres in the UK, with no launch time frame announced just yet. In addition to co-producing the play, Rowling is also working on her screenwriting debut, penning the upcoming Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set seven decades before the film series.