J.K. Rowling Plans To Pen Fantastic Beasts Trilogy As Harry Potter Spin-Off, Highlight Hollywood News

It is time to rejoice, Potterheads! J.K. Rowling is not only writing the  screenplay for a film adaptation of her wizarding textbook Fantastic Beasts  and Where to Find Them, but she and Warner Brothers are turning the  spin-off into a trilogy. 
 
 
The New York Times reports that with the help of WB CEO  Kevin Tsujihara, Rowling has agreed to writing three films,  which will be set seven decades before the start of Harry Potter’s  story. 
 
 
The films, which currently don’t have any release dates or casting  information, will follow magizoologist Newt Scamander, who is not directly  linked to the Potter family, but rather a part of the wizarding world in  general. 
 
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to  the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” J.K. wrote on  her Facebook page in September. “The laws and customs of the hidden magical  society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen  the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s  gets underway.”

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