Over the summer, JK Rowling made fans around the world feel like they'd been stunned by a petrificus totalus spell when she announced that a new Harry Potter story is in development.
Last night, she ramped up the anticipation even more by revealing concept art and key details about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Rowling posted a link to the above video, along with a tweet reading, "So now you know it really isn't a prequel: Harry Potter & the #CursedChild starts #19yearslater!"
“It will tell a new story,” Rowling later elaborated in an interview. “I don’t want to say too much more, because I don’t want to spoil what I know will be a real treat for fans.”
Yes, the new story will pick up 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and will reportedly focus on one of Harry's children.
Rowling has brought Potter back before in short stories posted to her Pottermore website, but this is the first time fans will be treated to a full-length tale featuring Harry and friends since the author wrapped up her original 7-part series.
Sadly, Potter obsessives won't be able to line up at their local bookstore or cineplex for this installment. Cursed Child is a stage play that will begin its run at London's Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016.
Of course, Rowling and her collaborators will be passing up some major Muggle money if they don't eventually the two-part play to be adapted into a movie.