Harry Potter spin-off to be a trilogy

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JK Rowling announced today that her Harry Potter spin-off ‘fantastic beasts and where to find them’ will be a trilogy.
In the reality of the “Potter-verse” the book is a text book used to teach the pupils at Hogwarts.

Warner Bros chief, Kevin Tsujihara said that the film is neither a sequel or a prequel but an “extension” on the universe.

The story is set in New York, 70-years before we meet Harry.
The protagonist of the movie is Newt Scamander, the author of a guide about magical creatures.

The film marks Rowling’s debut as screen writer.

I’m actually intrigued by this premise. It’s refreshing to see a franchise expanding its universe rather than churn out an unnecessary prequel or sequel. If successful, I think many existing franchises will follow suit.

More than 450 million copies of Rowling’s seven Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide.