12:58pm PT by Mia Galuppo
J.K. Rowling to Release New Stories Introducing 'Fantastic Beasts' World
J.K. Rowling has dusted off her quill for some new, original writing.
Magic in North America is meant to introduce audiences to a new place and time in the wizarding world that the author has created for Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which marks her screenwriting debut.
The writing will be posted on pottermore.com over four consecutive days, beginning Tuesday. The first installment, “History of Magic in North America,” was introduced today.
Through Rowling's Harry Potter books and the subsequent movies, audiences have seen wizards and witches from all over the U.K. and other parts of Europe. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows the history of magic in North America.
The story was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by the character Newt Scamander, who will be portrayed onscreen by Eddie Redmayne.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Colin Farrell, and is set to hit theaters Nov. 18.