The Boy Who Lived and his descendants got their chance to shine, and now it seems to be over.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is not planning to continue the story of her first hero -- at least not right now. She's already happy with the story she told, as she recently indicated to Variety. In spite of the success of her play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," a follow-up to her beloved book series, Rowling says she is "probably not" going to write another. Although her answer was specifically in regard to a stage sequel, her comments seem to apply to books, as well.
"I think we really have now told, in terms of moving the story forward, the story that I, in the back of my mind, wanted to tell," she said of the play she wrote with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
For Rowling, that was the story of Harry's second son, Albus, a character she'd introduced in the epilogue of the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." She told Variety he was the character she was the most "interested in."
"And I think we've done the story justice," she said. "So I think pushing it on to Harry's grandchildren really would be quite a cynical move, and I'm not interested in doing that."
Besides feeling good about how she left things, Rowling has a lot on her plate. She is in the midst of the five-movie Fantastic Beasts series right now, which delves into the story of another Albus -- the one who is the youngest Potter son's namesake. Jude Law appears in the upcoming second film, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," as a young version of Albus Dumbledore.
In the sequel, we'll learn more about the eventual Hogwarts headmaster's ill-fated love for the infamous dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). So far, fans have proven skeptical (and even angry) about the fact that the film won't portray Dumbledore as "explicitly" gay. Rowling, however, has indicated they need to see the series before judging.
Whatever happens with the Harry Potter series in the future, Rowling has many more stories to tell.