As we’ve all mourned the end of the Harry Potter series two years ago (R.I.P.), it’s probably safe to say that this news will make all you inspiring wizards beam with excitement. Author J.K. Rowling announced today that she’ll be making her screenwriting debut with a brand new Harry Potter spin-off film series. Yup, she’s baaack!
Making the announcement via Facebook, J.K. explains how the idea of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them being turned into a feature film came about and why she decided to step into the shoes of its screenwriter! In case you’ve been living under a rock and aren’t a part of the wonderful world of Potter, the film is inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name and will surround its author, Newt Scamander.
Read her official statement after the jump!