JK Rowling Has Announced That ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Will Be a Trilogy

JK Rowling has announced via the Daily Prophet we call Twitter that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the prequel to the Harry Potter series, due for release November of this year, will not be just one film, but three.

The announcement came following a tweet from a fan who had mistakenly heard that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a West End stage play currently in production, would also be turned into a film. Hearing that you’re losing one Harry Potter film but gaining two prequels is the Muggle equivalent of being winded by the Whomping Willow and then receiving a passionate kiss from Cho Chang under the mistletoe – disorientating, but ultimately a win.

Fantastic Beasts stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a Magizoologist (the most ridiculous sentence ever uttered), chasing down a plethora of lost magical creatures in 1926 New York. The film is Rowling’s screenwriting debut and looks as though it will be packed with all the rich detail, charm and thinly-veiled political commentary that we’ve all come to adore.

In preparation for release of Fantastic Beasts, over the next several months I plan to re-read as many of the Potter series as I can, particularly The Prisoner of Azkaban, which is obviously the strongest in the series (comments section below).

Tip: When on the tram, cover you’re Harry Potter books in the dust jack from The Cuckoos Calling so you feel like an adult.