JK Rowling has announced Harry Potter will return - but this time it will be on the stage.
The author said she is working on a stage play that explores the boy wizard's early years under the Dursleys' staircase.
Although she will not script the play herself, Rowling will co-produce the project with theatre producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender.
Rowling said: "Over the years I have received countless approaches about turning Harry Potter into a theatrical production.
"But Sonia and Colin's vision was the only one that really made sense to me, and which had the sensitivity, intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bringing Harry's story to the stage."
JK Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut for a Harry Potter spin-off film based on a minor character in the series.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will feature fictitious author Newt Scamander, writer of the Hogwarts textbook of the same name.
Rowling made the decision when she was asked by Warner Bros for permission to create the film.
She said: "As I considered Warners' proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn't dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros."
It's not the only project the author has taken on since completing the Potter series - Rowling has since released two novels.
JK Rowling has received a substantial payout at London's High Court from a law firm which breached her confidentiality by revealing she was writing under a pseudonym.
The Harry Potter author has donated the money to charity.
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