Has J.K. Rowling ever given any clear answer on whether she might one day adapt, or allow someone to adapt, either a novelisation or TV treatment of Cursed Child? Or conversely has she ever stated definitively that she does not want this to happen?

  • 6
    The title and body of the question seem a little at odds with each other. Perhaps "What is JKR's position on adaptations of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?" instead. It's not really possible to definitely answer if there'll ever be one - even if JKR is set against it now, she may change her mind in the future, or after she dies whoever inherits the rights may decide to allow one. Jan 24, 2022 at 17:02
  • related: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/106660/…
    – ibid
    Jan 24, 2022 at 19:50

1 Answer 1


J.K. Rowling has been very clear that there are (or at least were) no plans for any adaptations.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a stage play, it was conceived and written as a stage play, it was always intended to be a stage play and nothing else, and there are absolutely no plans for it to become a movie, a novel, a puppet show, a cartoon, a comic book series or Cursed Child on Ice.
"Cursed Child film rumours", jkrowling.com, January 2017

  • 20
    JKR is, of course, notoriously full of it when it comes to licensing. She also made much the same remarks about the possibility of a sequel and the possibility of allowing someone else to write it.
    – Valorum
    Jan 24, 2022 at 18:49
  • 10
    @Valorum - Oh yes, but these (currently) remain her only public remarks on this subject. What the future will hold is anyone's guess.
    – ibid
    Jan 24, 2022 at 19:32
  • Of course, it did become a book (in screenplay format, but still a book). Jan 25, 2022 at 1:03
  • 5
    I've read it. It is not a novel. Jan 25, 2022 at 3:35
  • 3
    This is the same thing Lucas said about Star Wars 1-3 and 7-9 back in about 1984. Wait until there's enough money on the table...
    – FreeMan
    Jan 25, 2022 at 18:58

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.