Sorry, Harry Potter fans (aka everyone): J.K. Rowling is leaving behind the wizarding world for good.
No, this isn't a nightmare, this is real life (unfortunately). During last night's London premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Rowling made it clear that it's time for Harry to go into retirement.
"He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done," she told Reuters. "This is the next generation, you know. So, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now."
Alright. Deep breaths. No one panic. At least we still have the plays, right? Though Rowling didn't write them, they get her stamp of approval.
"(It) chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly," she said. "So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special."
Never? Nope, I can't handle this. I am officially in denial. #NeverLetGo