UPDATE (6/26/15): J.K. Rowling has issued a few new details about "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" on Twitter Friday, including the fact that it is not, as previously suspected, "a prequel" story.
"It will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and myself," Rowling wrote. "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. However, I can say that it is not a prequel!" Consider us stupefy-spelled!
JoRow also addressed the matter of why she chose to offer the new "Potter" tale through theater instead of a book or screen medium, saying "To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question - why isn't #CursedChild a new novel? - I am confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story."
"Potter" fans can sign up for updates on the play, including ticketing information at HarryPotterThePlayLondon.com.
PREVIOUSLY: "Harry Potter" fans, you better start saving up all your Gringotts galleons for a pilgrimage trip to London, England next summer. Because that's when the Potter family's going to finally take the stage and show us a new side to our favorite boy wizard.
"Harry Potter And The Cursed Child" -- that's the just-revealed name of the J.K. Rowling-produced prequel play which was first announced back in 2013 -- is officially expected to "explore the previously untold story of Harry Potter’s early years as an orphan and outcast."
Which means ... Baby Harry Potter! Eep!
Reportedly, it is also likely that the play will offer some insight into the life and times of Lily and James Potter before their fated encounter with You-Know-Who -- including some of that bad blood history the Potters had with the woebegone Dursleys.
Also expected to make a showing in the backstory? Severus Snape, whose long-lived and unrequited affection for Lily was only briefly touched upon during the "Potter" stories but was always a factor for him.
The play script is being written by British television alum Jack Thorne based upon the story J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany, the Tony-winning director who'll helm the production, have put together.
"Harry Potter And The Cursed Child" will open at London's West End Palace Theater in the summer of 2016, with tickets hitting the market later this year.
Which means we've already got ants in our pants. Maybe Madame Pomfrey has something for that.
PS: Where's Hermione's time turner necklace when we need it?!