J.K. Rowling: More Harry Potter Possible

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With today’s publication of J.K. Rowling’s first foray into grown-up fiction, The Casual Vacancy, you’d think the Harry Potter author would be having a muggle-centric news day. But, even as The Casual Vacancy bows, Rowling has brought the magical world that made her famous back into the equation. Yesterday, in a BBC interview, Rowling opened the door to the possibility of more fodder for Potter fans.

(MORETIME’s review of The Casual Vacancy)

In the interview, Rowling discussed the freedom that comes from having Potter under her belt: now she only has to write what she wants to write, and on her own timeline. The author admitted that there were a couple Harry Potter books—”one towards the beginning and one towards the end,” but no specificity as to which—that she knew needed another year.

“I read them and I think, ‘Oh God,’” she said. “Maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut.” Rowling also left open the possibility of new non-Harry stories from the Potter-verse.

Potter readers: which books and plot lines would you hope get the expanded director’s-cut treatment?

20 comments
JoshHedgepeth
JoshHedgepeth

I want to see the story of Dumbledore. Maybe a real life book under the pseudonym of Rita Skeeter.I'd also love a series for Tom riddle, Severus, the founders...maybe.

VaiP
VaiP

i want read everything about the marauders, lily, the paciock, the first war, the young lucius, this would be amazing!

IrisLuna_01
IrisLuna_01

they should carry on based on the next generation with james sirius potter and albus severus potter etc . They could introduce a new villan at hogwarts like voldemort whilst still including the old cast such as Harry,Ginny, Hermione and Ron as the parents.

spottysash
spottysash

I want a series in the eyes of Draco Malfoy's son, who knows, it's not like father like son; maybe the'll become best friends.

LaniD
LaniD

I would love "Hogwarts: A History" about the four founders. There seems to be a lot of drama in that story, and we could have some gratuitous explanations for castle features we have taken for granted.

AdamSchneider
AdamSchneider

A few things I'd like to see would include one of the Potter or Weasley kids getting to do an exchange program to a school overseas so we can see what a wizarding school is like over in the US or somewhere else. Thus new adventures ensue. I think it would also be interesting to see what kind of kid Teddy Lupin and Victoire Weasley would have since he's got a little werewolf and metamorph in him and she's part Veela after her mom. That could be a very unique kid. 

RosemaryGoddard
RosemaryGoddard

I would love to see a series based around Neville Longbottom. There is obviously a story there worth telling.  He and Harry share the same birthday so Voldemort had to have had a reason to chose Harry over him as the child to kill. I'd like to see the reasoning behind that. Or even a prequel series the story behind Voldemort coming to power and his ultimate demise. But back to the Neville story line. In the last book alot happened at hogworts which was evident by all the kids sleeping together in that one room and Neville kinda being in charge of that group. 

MohamedKhaidirMohamedZaraai
MohamedKhaidirMohamedZaraai

The novel less portrays about James' life. I wonder, who is he actually? Maybe Rowling can elaborate more on that. It could be thrilling. 

mintyfresh
mintyfresh

Now that adult Harry is head of the Auror Office, I want a series about the Auror squad, aka the wizarding FBI. That would be awesome. Just think how much better all those crime procedurals on TV would be if they had more curses and hexes

jirbypv
jirbypv

There should be a series through the eyes of Hermione Granger!

*arent_JU_mine :)
*arent_JU_mine :)

she should do a prelude book telling the whole story of the mauraders and lilly and james and up till the first one. tell about the betrayal of peter petergrew 

LeeKo9
LeeKo9

Title should read: Author not finished milking the "Harry Potter" cash cow just yet. 

Jessica Sinnick
Jessica Sinnick

Comment above should read : Bitter and jealous nobody has opinion no-one cares about. 

Rowling has had plenty of opportunities to milk this and has chosen not to. She has been writing the book for 15 years, pouring her soul into it. So sorry that you assume she should just move on and not think on it for a second if she feels that something that was her entire life for this long was rushed.How selfish that she would like to go back and give it everything she has got, not only for herself , but also for every fan who grew up alongside these books, and learnt hard and beautiful lessons about life from it.

I'm sure if you were in her situation, you would have cut it as much as possible and released it for free to anyone who wants it. 

I mean whoever heard of someone doing something they love and working on it everyday and then having the cheek to ask for money?

Guest
Guest

Not sure why my comment was removed, but I clearly upset a fan! Sorry about that. 

I am not bitter, nor a nobody. I work a normal job for a humble income and provide for my family. My wife and 2 kids don't believe I am a nobody, they love me dearly. My precious few close friends don't believe I am bitter, nor jealous. 

I am entitled, however, to an opinion - which I stated in a (I thought) comical way. This genre of book is not my style, and I did believe that it went on a little too long. I found it funny that it would continue - but hey each to their own. It was not my intention to insult you to the point of throwing pretty strong personal insults my way. 

Somehow, it was my comment that was removed, not the personal attack on me. But hey, this is the internets! 

dapostol
dapostol

@Guest Sorry but if this book is not your style why are you posting in this forum, clearly meant for people who loved the Harry Potter series. So don't be surprised if people bite your head off!

Hitch_Lives
Hitch_Lives

@Jessica Sinnick

I care about Leeko9's comment, so your "no one cares about" comment is not correct, sorry. I read all of the books and didn't mind them, however your ad hominem reply to Leeko9's attempt at humour did, on the other hand, inspire me to contrariness.

And no, my legal name is not "no one". Looking forward to your reply - and let's try it without the ad hominems or ad absurdums if you please.

Jessica Sinnick
Jessica Sinnick

I don't think you have any place complaining about the response you received. You wrote a comment that was in essence you making a bitchy assumption about someone you don't know. Then you got the same back for your trouble. The only difference was mine was more eloquent and had basis in fact. I don't see what your income and family circumstances have to do with that. Go cry somewhere else about getting a personal attack on the internet, what do you think your comment was?