The wizarding world is a much bigger place than you could have ever imagined and who’s the authority to tell us so but none other than J.K. Rowling? Rowling’s interactive website Pottermore is about to launch “The History of Magic in North America,” a collection of four stories penned by Rowling.
The first story, reports Sydney Morning Herald, will be launched at 1:00 a.m. AEDT on Wednesday. Subsequent stories will find their way to Pottermore at the same time over the next three days. ANN had earlier reported that there are now about four new magical schools to help Hogwarts in educating the globe with might and magic.
One of them is Ilvermorny and it is based in North America. The new stories are expected to fill in some of the blanks about the school. Viewers will see Eddie Redmayne as the famous Newt Scamander in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” because he will interact with some Ilvermony-educated wizards during his stay in New York city.
Pottermore elaborates that magic in North America will educate Potter fans about the unknown history in that geography. According to Entertainment Weekly, the history will tell vivewers more about the Ilvermorny wizarding school, the school considered as the US equivalent of the legendary Hogwarts. Additionally, it will also throw a light on topics such as skin-walkers, a Native American legend, the Salem witch trials, a formative event for the country’s national magical identity, and the US Ministry of Magic and its Magical Congress.
“The History of Magic in North America” will bring Potter fans up to speed in the run up to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” ANN had revealed that “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is set 70 years before the Harry Potter series. The story revolves around a young Scamander, who is a magizoologist and arrives in New York with a magical case. The movie also marks Rowling’s debut as a screenwriter. “Fantastic Beasts” is expected to hit the theatres in November this year.