On Friday, best-selling British author JK Rowling said that she plans to explore the early life of Harry Potter in a play.
The play will be set in the year’s before Harry Potter attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter’s time in school was explored in Rowling’s seven novel series, which has sold 450 million books around the world, making her one of the world’s richest writers, the Associated Press notes.
In addition to the mega-selling novel series, Harry Potter also appeared in eight Hollywood movies based on the books. Rowling says that she will detail Harry Potter’s youth as “an orphan and outcast” in the play, which she will also co-produce.
Long time mainstays of the British theater, Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender will co-produce the Harry Potter play. There is no word when the Harry Potter play will hit the stage.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Rowling had teamed with Time Warner’s (TWX) Warner Bros. to create a new film franchise not involving Harry Potter.
Over the summer, Rowling was revealed to have written a mystery novel — The Cuckoo’s Calling — under a pen name.