Since its inception, the Harry Potter series has been appreciated for its unique content and the beauty with which the author has created a whole new world within the real world which is full of magic and adventures. Harry Potter is undoubtedly one of the most successful franchises of the past century and the series grows stronger day by day because even though the last book came out in 2007, the series has a loyal fan base that keeps the series going.
The seven books of the series have contributed immensely to the world of literature and are critically acclaimed. The series has had a huge fanbase since the past two decades and with the new spin-off series ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ we are glad that we have some more magical fun around the corner. Since the last movie released in 2012 (yes it has been that long), JKR has kept the Potterheads busy with little pieces of extra trivia about the magical world of Harry Potter which was not a part of the books.
As Potterheads, we all wait for some news about the wizarding world and JKR’s new plans for the world of Harry Potter. Recently the trailer for the new ‘Fantastic beasts’ movie ‘The crimes of Grindelwald’ released and it took the world by storm. The trailer promises a lot of magical adventure and a thrilling experience and we cannot wait for November. The series is taking a turn now and is leading up to the tensed relationship between the most loved Hogwarts headmaster and the evil villain of this new series, Gellert Grindelwald.
If you are thinking that this is the only Potter related fun you are getting this year then let us tell you about another surprising gift from JK Rowling that is just around the corner. Earlier this year a Potter exhibition was held in the British library where two books related to the history of Hogwarts and Harry Potter were unveiled. Later the BBC made a documentary about the Potter world called ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ that showed the process through which the magical world of Harry Potter came into being. The fifty nine-minute documentary will give you a new insight into the intriguing wizarding world and will let you dive deeper into the imagination of the author.
The synopsis of the documentary says:
“MORE THAN MERE MAKE BELIEVE – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book along with the British Library as they host an exhibition of the real-life magical history behind J.K. Rowling’s beloved classics. Go behind the scenes of this mesmerizing show with exclusive access to a priceless collection of artifacts and other items on display as J.K. Rowling opens her private archive to reveal drawings and drafts that have been hidden away for years.”
The best thing about the documentary is that some of the Hogwarts alumni will be back to add some piece of information and personal experience and some readings. Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis, and David Thewlis are some of the actors from the original movies who will appear in the documentary and we couldn’t be more excited. Most part of the documentary will be narrated by Imelda Staunton who played the character of the most annoying person in the world, Dolores Umbridge in the series.
The documentary has already been aired on BBC and has been released on DVD as well but is now making its way to the CW network for the American audiences. The CW network has announced that the documentary ‘Harry Potter: A History of magic’ will air on April 11th in the time slot that is usually occupied by another popular show ‘Riverdale’. This is an amazing way to kick-start the magical Potter year that is ahead of us as ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ is set to release in November this year.