Not all fans view Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as canon, but Pottermore has completely quashed that idea. It’s been added to the official timeline.
With many fans wanting to know exactly when the new Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery takes place, Pottermore decided to release an updated timeline. Many scrolled to the end to see if the official Potter site had also added a certain, debatable, addition to the franchise. Sure enough, you can’t say Harry Potter and the Cursed Child isn’t canon anymore.
When you scroll all the way to the end of the timeline, the West End and now Broadway production has been added. It’s on the same section as the ending in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, since the stage play picks up with that 19-year-in-the-future epilogue.
People think it’s not canon?
There are some who believe Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is just fanon rather than canon. It was originally created by a fan of the universe, but J.K. Rowling picked it up and allowed it to become part of the Harry Potter franchise. She’s now put her name to it and officially made it canon.
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But some fans still don’t believe it’s part of the real Harry Potter world. They’re annoyed that Rowling has opted to go this route and make it official canon.
Now she’s not the only one. Pottermore adding it to the timeline is another nail in the coffin that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is officially canon. It’s not going away and considering the success of it that really isn’t surprising.
Has this confirmed Cursed Child as canon for you? Have you seen the stage production yet? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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