The four short stories will cover the Salem Witch Trials and Ilvermorny, the US version of Hogwarts
While we know that when it comes to Ireland, the country has produced the finest quidditch chasers the game has ever seen, but how the Harry Potter universe has evolved across the Atlantic Ocean has been something of a mystery. But now writer JK Rowling is set to publish four new stories to show how the wizarding world took hold in America.
With a new film in the offing – 1920s New York set adventure Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne – the North American continent, previously forgotten in Rowling’s very British series of books, will be the location for a collection of stories.
Collected under the title Magic in North America, Rowling will take a break from being the Dark Lord of Twitter tomorrow, publishing the first story over on Pottermore tomorrow, March 8th, at 2pm. The four stories will cover the Salem Witch Trials, a Native American legend about ‘skin walkers’, the Magical Congress of the United States of America, and Ilvermorny, the US wizarding equivalent of Hogwarts, the school at the centre of Rowling’s original series.
The four short stories will be published in the lead up to the new feature film, featuring Redmayne as Newt Scamander, set for international release on November 18th.