Any other Harry Potter fans going crazy after the book and film series have come to an end? It is not quite a sequel or prequel, but J.K. Rowling is giving her fans more of the same with her new series called 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.' The film will be based on her Hogwarts textbook of the same name and its plot will follow the adventures of the book's fictitious author, Newt Scamander.
This new franchise will be seen as an extension to the Harry Potter series. Scamander has been a part of the series for a long time, getting his first mention in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. He is one of the former headmasters of Hogwarts and has occasionally appeared in the living portraits. He spent nearly a decade researching and writing his book and traveled to every corner of the globe, in order to do research on the world's most fascinating creatures. An ebook of the fictional book from the series can also be purchased online for the enjoyment of her dedicated fans at the fan website, Pottermore.
Rowling said that 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. The difference is that Newt's story will be set in New York as opposed to England and take place 70 years before the Harry Potter franchise started. This will be in conjunction with Warner Brothers, who produced the first franchise and mark the first time that Rowling has written a screenplay. She chose to write the screenplay herself in order to have more control of how the story plays out and also felt like it would be a good experience for her.
A BBC series is also being put into production in order to adapt her latest novel, The Casual Vacancy, which is aimed at adults. Fans of the Harry Potter franchise will certainly be looking forward to these films, without having anything more available since the final Harry Potter film was released in 2011. Rowling was quoted in a statement saying "I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it.”