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Rowling reveals 'The History of Magic in North America' at Pottermore

Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander in the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' the first movie about the wizarding world to be set in America.

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Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander in the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' the first movie about the wizarding world to be set in America.

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Can't wait for the next installment in the ongoing world-building epic that is the Harry Potter-verse?

Neither can J.K. Rowling. Starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, she'll be posting The History of Magic in North America over four days on Pottermore.com.

Working to bring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the London stage this summer and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the big screen in the fall just weren't enough to keep her busy, I guess.

The new material on Pottermore will elaborate on Rowling's recent fan-delighting announcement that in addition to Hogwarts  there are ten -- ten! -- more schools of magic scattered around the globe.

According to Time.com, the new posts will cover Ilvermorny, the North American version of Hogwarts; Native American legends of Skinwalkers, who could change their shape (like the animagus, which Hogwarts students learn about in Transfiguration class); the Salem witch trials; and the Magical Congress of the United States.

There's a brief video preview here, and the rest will be revealed at Pottemore. Will Rowling treat us to more -- The History of Magic in Asia, Africa, Antarctica? Professor Trelawney's Orb says bet on it.

[Last modified: Monday, March 7, 2016 2:55pm]

    

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