JK Rowling has kept the Harry Potter magical world alive long after the last book debuted and regularly releases little details we never knew before.


In anticipation of the next big screen adaptation of one of Rowling’s magical creations, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the author will be releasing some history on North American magic.

During the next week, Rowling will post four new pieces of writing on the Pottermore site with the series being entitled History of Magic in North America. Everyday a new piece will be released at 2pm until 11 March 2016.

Earlier this year we were introduced to new wizarding and witchcraft schools located around the world. Now we’re given a history of the previously unknown area of the magical world to help you be prepared for the movie’s release in November 2016.

The first piece was revealed yesterday and took a look at how the North American magical community started out. The piece also explains how witches and wizards used magic differently before adopting wands. The wand is a European thing and many other magical communities have only recently adopted it as Rowling has previously revealed.

Today’s (09 March 2016) piece will look at how North American magic has come under threat in the New World and what kind of dangers are faced by witches and Wizards.

We will learn the reasons behind the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) taking steps to migrate the magical community deeper underground. We’re sure to learn more about the dangers and threats of the New World.

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The final piece in this series will bring us up to date with where the new movie will take off. We’re in the Roaring Twenties and the North American magical community is being scrutinized by the President of MACUSA, Madame Seraphina Picquery (portrayed by Carmen Ejogo).

As the November release date for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them looms ever closer we’re sure to be treated with more magical stories.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.