Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni, and Paul Thornley have been cast as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play based on the novels by J.K. Rowling.
Series creator, J.K. Rowling, is involved in the play, which is being written in collaboration with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The play is set 19 years after the conslusion of the 7th novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry now has 3 children and works for the Ministry of Magic. The story centers around Harry and his youngest son, Albus Severus Potter. The synopsis is as follows:
"It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."
Rowling is also involved in a new trilogy of films, the first named Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, debuting in theaters November 18, 2016. Rowling is in charge of writing the screenplay, her first. Fans of the series can be confident that Rowling knows what she's doing with the story. David Yates is in charge of directing the films. He previously worked on the final four films in the Harry Potter franchise. You can watch the trailer below.