The next couple of months are expected to be filled with JK Rowling magic. The author recently released the script for Jack Thorne's Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, a day after the London premiere of the play. She will soon be walking another red carpet for the premiere of the film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, for which she wrote the screenplay.
Speaking about the film that is expected to release on 18 November, Rowling teased the story is bound to have a lot in common with the Harry Potter franchise, despite not featuring the lead wizard himself. "It's more preview-y I think than people realise," she said.
Fantastic Beasts tells the story of Newt Scamander (who later writes the Hogwards textbook) who travels to America in the 1920s with his suitcase of magical creatures. The earlier trailer of the film does mention Dumbledore so fans are hopeful that the school's headmaster makes an appearance.
With Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) making his way to New York from London, Rowling is also introducing a new magical world — that of American wizards. "It's this fish out of water story of an Englishman in New York," director David Yates said according to EW. "You get this wonderful juxtaposition between the two cultures, because there are very different rules and politics in the American wizarding world."
Alison Sudol, who plays Queenie, the younger sister of Tina, who runs into Scamander in New York, pointed out that the American magical world has more rules and divisions. "It's much more evolved in Britain. They are much more integrated whereas we have these laws... that you can't interact," she explained to Yahoo during the San Diego Comic Con.
"It's also pretty dangerous because we are persecuted for our magic," Katherine Waterson, who plays American witch Tina Goldstein, added.
Watch the trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them below: