Warner Bros. announced on 12th September 2013 that J.K. Rowling would be making her screenwriting debut with 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', the first in a new film series which is part of their expanded creative partnership with J.K. Rowling. The films will be inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name, and will feature the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander.
I'm honestly surprised and quite taken aback, since this news came so suddenly I'm not sure how my emotions are at the moment. I'm excited for the possibilities of these new films, from the new characters being introduced to the possibility of familiar faces reappearing, and curious of the outcome, since JKR seems to be doing this on her own terms. I know many fans were divided on how the previous movies were made, how things were changed, but this seems to be new material that she has control over. And making a screenwriting debut, no less! So this makes me excited for what she has in store and how it'll be done.