Ahead of the fall release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, author J.K. Rowling has started to preview the magical extension of the Harry Potter universe. Through Pottermore, the author has revealed an animated clip and 5,000 word story about the American Hogwarts, Ilvermorny.
The story explores the origins of Ilvermorny, a school launched by an Irish orphan named Isolt Sayre. Like Hogwarts, Ilvermorny is comprised of four different schools, named “Wampus,” “Thunderbird,” “Horned Serpent” and “Pukwudgie.”
Ilvermorny will be an important part of the next film installment of the Harry Potter franchise. Fantastic Beasts, based off a prequel to the beloved series Rowling released in 2001, tells the tale of Newt Scamander, a famous Hufflepuff student who became a Magizoologist and wrote the text book on mystical creatures that the Hogwarts students read throughout Rowling’s books. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will star in the film as Scamander who will find himself visiting Sayre’s school.