J.K. Rowling to develop Harry Potter-inspired film series

BY newsdesk  September 12, 2013 at 11:46 AM EDT

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Harry Potter fans, raise your glasses of Butterbeer in celebration! J.K. Rowling is teaming up with Warner Brothers to develop a Harry Potter-inspired film series.

The series is not a prequel nor a sequel but an original series based on Hogwarts’ textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The series will take place in New York, 70 years before Harry’s adventures in the wizarding world.

This will mark Rowling’s first time as a screenwriter.