Harry Potter and the Force Awakens: How Nostalgia is Crafting the Future of Storytelling

Telling a story within an established universe has become more prevalent, but media based on franchise familiarity has a new set of pitfalls.

Like many folks who grew up with and around all things Harry Potter, I also just finished reading the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It's an ambitious sequel to the original Harry Potter series of novels and one of two expansions in the Potter universe we'll be experiencing in 2016 (the other being this Fall's spin-off film Fantastic Beasts…

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