According to Time magazine, J.K. Rowling revealed the first of four installments of The History of Magic in North America on her website Pottermore, in preparation for the movie adaptation of her novella Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which is the basis of one of Harry Potter’s school books from Hogwarts. The movie is scheduled to be released this November.
The debut story released by Ms. Rowling is titled “Fourteenth Century – Seventeenth Century,” which gives us a look at the early days of the magical community on the continent. We get a peek at the Native Americans, skin-walkers, and even wandless magic.
In the meantime, per Time‘s post, here is the schedule for the rest of Ms. Rowling’s releases on Pottermore:
Seventeenth Century and Beyond
Debuting March 9 at 9 a.m. EST
Being a witch or wizard in North America is even more dangerous than in Europe. This account, which includes the real histories of the Salem witch trials and the Scourers (a rogue band of magical mercenaries), explains why.
Debuting March 10 at 9 a.m. EST
In the 18th century, the laws governing secrecy for the wizarding community became even stricter after a major violation that resulted in humiliation for the Magical Congress of the United States of America, the U.S. version of the Ministry of Magic.
1920s Wizarding America
Debuting March 11 at 9 a.m. EST
Ollivanders might have a corner on the wand market across the pond, but the American makers of the finest wizarding implements were Wolfe, Jonker, Quintana, and Beauvais. This is their story.
Click here to read the complete article and view the video of the first release.