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Stephen Colbert makes the case that the new ‘Harry Potter’ story is depressing

Did Harry peak at 17?

 

Michelle Jaworski

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Published Feb 12, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 5:42 am CDT

On Wednesday, J.K. Rowling revealed that Harry Potter fans would be getting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in script form once the play opened in London, but at least one Potter fan isn’t excited about the idea of a new story about a middle-aged Harry.

Because for Stephen Colbert, the entire concept of the play sounds downright depressing. Harry has to balance life at the Ministry of Magic and being a father, and it seemed like he peaked at age 17. There may be magical elements, but otherwise, to Colbert, it sounds like a play covering the struggles of getting older—and that doesn’t sit well with him.

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2016, 9:50 am CST