J.K. Rowling has already written the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel!

We have known for a little while that J.K. Rowling’s newest addition to the Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be a trilogy, however we have just found out that the second instalment has already been written. Fantastic Beasts director David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films, has said, in an interview with GSNews, that Rowling has already penned the movie’s sequel.

“We’ve done the first one, she’s written the second one, she’s got ideas for the third one. No one quite has ownership of them quite yet, in terms of having a relationship with the material, other than the relationship they’ll have with the movie when it comes out.”

Warner Bros. previously announced that the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel would be released on November 16th, 2018, with the third movie being released on November 20th, 2020.

Fantastic Beasts is set 60 years before the time of Harry Potter, in the 1920s. The film follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a British magizoologist (someone who studies magical creatures) who travels to America with a trunk full of magical creatures. However, when some of the creatures escape, he must track them down through New York City. Teamed up with new allies, both wizard and No-Maj, Newt must find the creatures, while also staying out of the reach of the American wizarding authorities, and the New Salem Philanthropic Society, a No-Maj group seeking to expose wizards and witches. The cast includes Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Ezra Miller.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this story will stretch over the three films, and how they will connect. But with J.K. Rowling at the helm we have nothing to worry about, as I’m sure that it will be as magical as we have all hoped.

Make sure to catch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when it hits theatres on November 18th!