Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is almost here, and to excite and tease us beyond belief, Pottermore is releasing sneak peeks of the actors behind the characters who will be bringing our favorite magical family back to life. With just one week to go until the next chapter of Harry Potter鈥檚 life takes the stage in preview performances of the Cursed Child, we鈥檝e been given the first (!!) peek at Harry鈥檚 grown-up family. Featuring Harry himself as an adult man, he poses with wife Ginny and son Albus. OMG chills!

Harry Potter grown up family

For those who are all, 鈥淲TF is the Cursed Child?!鈥 here are a few deets: Now a husband and father of three kiddos, as well as an employee of the Ministry of Magic, the dude is feeling totally overworked while also grappling 鈥渨ith a past that refuses to stay where it belongs,鈥 and 鈥渉is youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.鈥 Sounds like a very compelling tale!

Harry Potter - Jamie Parker as Harry Potter

With Jamie Parker in the role of Harry, J.K. Rowling says of the actor via Pottermore that he 鈥渟imply is Harry now. There鈥檚 a kind of relief in watching him, he gets it so right.鈥 And if you鈥檙e wondering why Harry is wearing a muggle-like suit and not wizardly robes, the man behind the new portrayal explains, 鈥淗e鈥檚 wearing a suit because he鈥檚 a Ministry man, but he鈥檚 not just a bloke in a suit, that鈥檚 way too anonymous. And it sounds strange but we talked around a lot of different suits, because there are suits and suits, and a lot of them we put on and we went 鈥楳mm it鈥檚 just not right.鈥欌

He also added, 鈥淲ith all the character鈥檚 costumes we want them to be instantly familiar when people see them, so that people feel like the story鈥檚 safe in our hands, and that we鈥檙e taking that responsibility seriously.鈥 *phew*

Harry Potter - Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter

Established actress Poppy Miller will be stepping into Ginny Potter鈥檚 shoes, perfectly embodying the character鈥檚 red-headed loveliness and determined streak. Although nowadays, Rowling sees her more as 鈥渒ind and cool, exactly as I imagined her,鈥 also saying, 鈥淚 think a lot of people would like to have Poppy鈥檚 Ginny for a mother.鈥

Harry Potter - Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter

The final member of the family introduced in the pics, Harry and Ginny鈥檚 son Albus, will be played by young Sam Clemmett. Posing in a school uniform and familiar robes, there are no hints at which house the new Potter belongs to or any other telling details, other than the fact that Sam feels that he鈥檚 wearing pre-worn robes. 鈥淭his is what Albus wears at the start of the show. I had the idea he was wearing James鈥檚 鈥 his older brother鈥檚 鈥 hand-me-downs. So I wanted him to feel quite uncomfortable, and be able to play with his clothes.鈥

When asked about casting Sam as Albus, J.K. Rowling tightened her lips, claiming revealing more about the performance would be heading into spoiler territory. Oh well, we鈥檒l just have to wait with the rest of the magic-lovin鈥 world until the Cursed Child is released upon ready-and-waiting fans. Premiering in London, we can only hope that it will make an appearance on this side of the pond, but until then we鈥檒l keep ours fingers crossed that the rumors that the script will be available for purchase are totally true.

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(h/t The Verge, photos via Pottermore + Warner Bros.)