STORY BY MORGAN GSTALTER
Potterheads around the world have had a lot to celebrate lately.
While it’s been more than seven years since the publication of the final book and three years since the blockbuster movie franchise came to a close, the magical world of Harry Potter and his friends is far from over.
Legendary author J.K Rowling, will release a 1,700 word backstory of Dolores Umbridge, resident witch (with a b) and Ministry of Magic minion that makes her first appearance in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
The story, which was just in time for Halloween, is said to recite first-person thoughts and actions of the highly disliked and infamous one-time professor.
The story will be published on Pottermore, the official interactive fantasy site for the series.
Fans rejoiced with news that Rowling was writing with these characters again after the summer release of a short story taking place at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup that gave fans much needed updates on Harry and his friends.
Rowling has written several other books since the end of the bestsellers. Many under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, so this resurrection into the world of witchcraft and wizardry has fans begging for more.
Rowling released a cryptic anagram earlier this month to tease her fans that read, ““Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.”
Possible guesses came pouring in from all over the world until a wordsmith unpuzzled the letters to reveal, “Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours…”
In September 2013, plans for a spin-off series based on a fictional textbook of the same name, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” were announced.
Rowling’s tricky announcement was the three-part movie series got release dates of 2016, 2018, and 2020.
Starring noted magizoologist Newt Scamander, the movies predate Potter’s life and take place in 1920s New York City.