J.K. Rowling won't say yes to more Harry Potter, but she's not exactly saying no, either.
The author of one of the most famous children's book series, made into hit films, recently chatted with the Today show's Matt Lauer about an idea that would truly, truly magical: Another Harry Potter book, the follow-up to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Rumors about an eighth novel have swirled for more than a decade.
"I'm afraid I haven't been writing the next Harry Potter," Rowling told Lauer. "Well, you know, I keep saying that I feel I've wrapped Harry's story up and you gotta know when to...look, I've always, I have always said, 'Never say never'—well not, 'Never say never.' I've always said, I'm not gonna say 'I definitely won't' because I don't see why I should say that."
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"But I think Harry Potter 8, as in, what happened next to Harry, Ron and Hermoine...I don't think that's going to happen," Rowling continued.
"See, now, I heard that answer and I thought there's hope," Lauer told her.
"'So you're not saying 'no'!" Rowling said, laughing.
Rowling has, however, occasionally shared short stories and other content relating to the Harry Potter world online after the release of the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the final, eighth film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, which was released in 2011.
Watch her Today show interview below.