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Harry Potter Spin-Off Series ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to Become Trilogy

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While we’ve already said goodbye to Harry Potter and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, author J.K. Rowling is not finished with the magical world that she’s created. The New York Times (h/t ComingSoon) reveals in a new article that the film series based on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will be turned into a new trilogy of films.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is a fictitious textbook that Harry Potter uses in the stories. Rowling brought the textbook to life by publishing it in 2001 as a standalone book separate from the Harry Potter series. The book is fictitiously written by a “magizoologist” named Newt Scamander. A magizoologist is a scholar studying magical creatures around the world and in the Harry Potter series, the textbook is required reading for all first year students at Hogwarts.

Back in Sept. of 2013, it was revealed that Rowling would pen the screenplay based on the book, which would then be turned into a series of films. In a story about Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara published yesterday, the New York Times confirms that the new series will indeed be a trilogy of films centered around Newt Scamander. The stories will take place in New York City instead of London, and will be set about seven decades before the events of the first Harry Potter book.

What do you think, Harry Potter fans? Are you looking forward to more magical stories?

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