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A new installment will be released on the site each day March 9-11 at 9 a.m. EST, EW reports.
“Seventeenth Century and Beyond” will debut Wednesday (March 9) and covers the Salem witch trials, explaining why being a witch or wizard is more dangerous in North America than it is in Europe.
“Rappaport’s Law” debuts Thursday (March 10) and discusses strict laws about wizarding secrecy in the 18th century.
“1920s Wizarding America” debuts Friday (March 11) and tells the story of “the American makers of the finest wizarding implements.”
The famed author of the “Harry Potter” series will release “History of Magic in North America” in four installments and introduce fans to the wizard school in the US Ilvermorny, Skin-walkers, the Salem witch trials, the US version of the Ministry of Magic, called the Magical Congress of the United States of America, and more!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released on November 18.
The first written piece will be revealed on Pottermore on Tuesday (March 8), so stay tuned!
Watch a preview video from EW below…
Awesome news – Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them will, in fact, entail three movies!
She wrote to a fan, “You heard wrong, I’m afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though!”
The film opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob (Dan Fogler), a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
First, the 50-year-old writer addressed that it is not a new “Harry Potter” book. It is a script of the new Harry Potter play, being published in book form. The script is titled, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II.
“To be clear! The SCRIPT of #CursedChild is being published. #NotANovel #NotAPrequel 😉,” J.K. tweeted.
She also wanted to address that the book is not a prequel to the story.
“The script will be in book form, true, but it’s still #NotAPrequel because it’s set #19YearsLater,” she wrote on her Twitter account. She also clarified that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the prequel to Harry Potter.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2016
In a series of posts on Pottermore, the 50-year-old author explained that there are schools in Japan and Brazil as well as more secretive institutions in Africa, Europe and the East Coast of the United States.
Not many details were revealed about the American Wizarding Academy but fans finally know that it is called Ilvermorny.
J.K. also explained that although only 11 schools are registered with International Confederation of Wizards, there are many smaller institutions while most wizards “choose the option of home schooling.”
Alan confided that J.K. had given him special insight about the character in a 2010 interview with RTE.
“She gave me one little piece of information, which I always said I would never share with anybody and never have, and never will,” Alan said. “It wasn’t a plot point, or crucial in any tangible way, but it was crucial to me as a piece of information that made me travel down that road rather than that one or that one or that one.”
When a fan asked J.K. about it on Twitter following Alan’s death, she finally shared the famous secret, writing, “I told Alan what lies behind the word ‘always.’”