Harry Potter fans: the journey is not quite over! The rumors of J.K. Rowling extending the book series are no fairy tale. Rowling is making her first debut movie with Warner Brothers Entertainment as a spin-off of the beloved series. Although this new movie does not follow the adventures of Mr. Potter and his friends, “it is an extension of the wizarding world,” says Rowling. It will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards, and all the magic laws remain the same. The script follows the adventures of Newt Scamander, who many Harry Potter fanatics will remember as being the author of one of Harry’s required textbooks: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which Rowling also published. This title will also serve as the name of the upcoming script. Although this story is neither a prequel nor sequel to the seven book phenomenon, Rowling says we can expect some familiar characters to pop up. The story takes place in New York instead of London, and has no association with the storyline of the Harry Potter books. “I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it,” Rowling says.
By: Megan Wolley