I know most of the world’s already heard (and squeed) about this, but in case you missed it, the highly esteemed JK Rowling (and Warner Bros.) made an announcement I believe will mean a lot to the news-deficient Harry Potter fans of the world.

Many of you will be familiar with the book Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, which was written as a tie-in to the Harry Potter series we all know and love. Penned under the name of Newt Scamander, the book plays a minor part in the original series as one of the textbooks students at Hogwarts are required to buy and bring to school.

Rowling’s new movie (again with Warner Bros. Entertainment, her partner for the film franchise and the TV adaptation of The Casual Vacancy), titled, fittingly, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will detail previously mentioned fictional writer Newt Scamander as he interacts with the wizarding community in New York during (approximately) the 1930s. Not much else has been released (read the official press release here) regarding the actual content of the film, but it has been confirmed that it will incorporate several of the creatures introduced in the original series along with new ‘fantastic beasts’ that we haven’t encountered before.

Follow our post tag ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to keep track of all we have to say about the upcoming film and the rest of the series, and keep those eyes open for new announcements!

Try not to break anything in excitement,