Harry Potter's universe expanded

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I am an avid Harry Potter fan, and was thoroughly disappointed last year when an 8th Potter novel was announced as an April Fool's joke, so you can image my excitement when I stumbled across this article. JK Rowling just announced a few film series based off of a text book from the Harry Potter series. Rowling actually wrote the fictional textbook as fundraising for the charity Comic Relief. This is Rowling's first exciting foray into screenwriting. The film will focus on Newt Scamander, the author of Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them.  She is partnering with Warner Bros to create this extension of the Potter universe. Although the film will take place in the same world as Harry Potter, it takes place about 70 years before Harry's time.