Well this was quite unexpected!
And no, it doesn't have to do with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
Early today, the famed Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, took to Twitter to make a surprise announcement about a new Harry Potter project that's in the works!
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It's only appropriate as today is the 18th anniversary of the publication of the first Potter book in the U.K.! But the project may not be what you expected — but it's incredibly exciting none-the-less!
She first tweeted:
But she didn't stop there! She continued with a flurry of tweets answering a few questions many people might've had about the project as well where it fits in the Potterverse! She explained:
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OMG, there IS a Hogwarts in America!
Over the weekend J.K. Rowling quietly answered one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of the Harry Potter universe!
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It all started when a fan tweeted to the author, asking where witches and wizards in the United States would attend school to learn magic.
J.K. first debunked a long-held rumor:
And then answered pretty directly:
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We are just so thrilled that Ireland has become the first country to legalize gay marriage!
But, we aren't the only ones celebrating!
J.K. Rowling took to Twitter on Saturday to share her excitement about the groundbreaking vote:
Then, when a fan reached out to her about how Dumbledore — who the Harry Potter author has confirmed is gay — and other members of the wizarding world could be themselves in Ireland, J.K. decided to reference the highly rumored romance between the Hogwarts Headmaster and Gandalf from Lord of the Rings:
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It's been almost four years since we've seen a J.K. Rowling novel reimagined for the screen, but that's all about to change.
That's because the trailer for The Casual Vacancy, her follow-up to Harry Potter, just came out ahead of its HBO premiere!
The televised version of J.K.'s first foray into adult readership is set to air in three parts on April 29 and 30 if you live in the United States.
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J.K. Rowling has had a few.
The Harry Potter author infamously revealed she wished she had not written Hermione and Ron getting together at the end of the series.
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And now she has another regret about The Deathly Hallows. And this time, emphasis on the deathly part.
J.K. broke hearts of countless readers with the many character deaths in the final book, but she says there's only one she really regrets [SPOILER ALERT, obvi]:
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UPDATE: Just like there are twelve uses for dragon's blood discovered by Albus Dumbledore, there are 12 new Harry Potter stories coming out for the Christmas season — not just one!
Someone get Madame Pomfrey because our heads are about to EXPLODE!
Just like she did for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has announced she will be releasing yet another short story set in the Potterverse just in time for Christmas!
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This one is focusing on yet another nemesis of Harry's but one much closer to the hearts of fans: Draco Malfoy!
Will he finally get his name crossed off the naughty list??
Either way it's going to be a very Slytherin Christmas!
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STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING THIS IS IMPORTANT.
J.K. Rowling is giving the world a Halloween gift and it's not infinite amounts of Harry Potter books.
BUT IT IS CLOSE TO THAT.
The woman behind the magic is gifting us all with a brand new story about your favorite person to hate…
Professor Dolores Umbridge.
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The author's website, Pottermore, released the exciting announcement, eliciting excitement from Potterheads all around!
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