J.K. Rowling Is Now Writing ‘Harry Potter’ Stories About Americans
Hey American Muggles, there’s a reason why your Hogwarts letter never came.
For those of you who spent your childhood feeling a little left out because Harry Potter and the rest of his friends were in England, author J.K. Rowling has heard your voice and is now focusing her attention across the pond, penning several stories specifically focused on North American magic in the Harry Potter universe.
The History of Magic in North America, a new collection of four original stories by Rowling, will debut on March 8 on Pottermore. A video teaser for the series says the pieces will cover topics ranging from Ilvermorny — the U.S. version of Hogwarts — to the Salem Watch Trials. It’s also said to fill in some historical blanks ahead of the film release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, where main character Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) will visit New York to research magical creatures.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 7, 2016
This Potter news follows Rowling’s announcement that Fantastic Beasts will be have two more follow-ups. Meanwhile, the 8th installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will remain as a play with a printed version to be released on July 31, 2016.