Americans no longer need to feel left out of the wizardry world led by Harry Potter!
A new series of original stories by J.K. Rowling debuts Tuesday on the fan site, Pottermore.
“The History of Magic in North America” reaches beyond the beloved and well-known Harry Potter novels and films, all centered in Great Britain.
The four new stories instead uncover America's role in the history of magic.
People magazine previewed the series in a video that proclaims the wizardry world as "much larger than you imagined."
The video provides a peek into the various topics that the new stories will cover, including:
- The American version of Hogwarts, Ilvermorny
- Skin-walkers, a Native American legend
- The Salem witch trials, a formative event for the country's national magical identity
- The U.S. version of the Ministry of Magic, the Magical Congress of the United States of America
The stories are intended to provide a backstory to the upcoming movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Set in 1920s New York and starring Eddie Redmayne, the movie is scheduled for release on Nov. 18.
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