If you thought that gone were the days when readers rushed to bookstores around the globe to uncover updates on the life of “the boy who lived,” you were proven wrong this week when the latest installment of the Harry Potter series was released.

This time, however, the story hits shelves in the form of a script rather than a novel, as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Additionally, the story behind the stage play is penned, not only by J.K. Rowling, but also by Jack Thorn and John Tiffany. Despite the changes in format and authorship, readers still seem to be enthralled in the life of Mr. Potter.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues the story included in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows before addressing Albus Potter’s experiences at Hogwarts, where he meets Draco’s son Scorpius Malfoy.  The story opens at King’s Cross Station where Harry and Ginny wait for the Hogwarts Express with their sons Albus and James. While the two main characters of the production, Albus and Scorpius, find themselves at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters ready to embark on a journey all their own, they struggle to create their own narrative in a setting where their familial reputations precede them. As you might imagine, living up to the Potter/Malfoy legacy is no simple feat.

Although the seventh and last novel of the Harry Potter series was released over nine years ago, Pottermania has clearly not died down. The script topped USA Today’s Best-Selling Books list and was number one on Amazon, while the play enjoyed outstanding reviews from London’s West End.

Some Potter purists opt to avoid Cursed Child, refusing to taint the childhood memories of the series written solely by Rowling. Others, bested by nostalgia, couldn’t resist getting their hands on a copy, and with the return of characters like Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Professor McGonagall, it’s hard not to join them.

While the release of the script may have fans hoping for even more stories surrounding the lives of Potter and his friends, J.K. Rowling has confirmed that this, in fact, will be the Harry’s curtain call.