Warner Bros. is not wasting any time. The company has announced that the “Harry Potter” franchise spinoff novel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will have its film version released on November 18, 2016.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was also written by J.K. Rowling. It follows the adventures of the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander.
The novel is the first in a planned trilogy set in the world of wizardry. It will feature magical creatures and characters, some of which will be familiar to devoted Harry Potter fans. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.