J.K. Rowling Announces New ‘Harry Potter’ Backstory Tale

Harry Potter JK Rowling Dolores Umbridge

It’s no Halloween trick: There’s more witchcraft and wizardry in store for “Harry Potter” fans, who can expect a new tale from author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 31.

In an announcement posted to Pottermore.com, Rowling reveals that she has penned a new 1,700-word story that will offer “revealing first-person” thoughts about former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.

Umbridge is a fitting character for a Halloween story, as fans will remember her as the pink-clad villainous instructor who tortured students during her time as headmistress. (Imelda Staunton played her in the fifth and seventh films in the series of on-screen adaptations of the books).

Rowling released two other wizarding stories earlier this year: One following a 33-year-old Harry Potter at the Quidditch World Cup and another about singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck.

The author is also writing a screenplay for the “Potter” spinoff, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which is set for a November 2016 release.

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  1. amy says:

    I would LOVE to read about Harry the Auror school years. What he had to go through, where his friends are what they are learning/achieving, how his and Ginny’s relationship grew, how he dealt with raising Teddy Lupin, and what the rest of the characters were up to.

  2. Kath Mardle says:

    I’ll give this one a miss, can’t stand that old bat umbridge lol

  3. Joe Sycamore says:

    How about a proper book, that’s what Potter fans want.

  4. So it not a book then, just on pottermore page stop teasing us with this please.
    you should change it to J.k. Rowling has new story on Pottermore not that she done a new book, ok rant over

  5. drakeca89 says:

    I wish these stories would get collected and bound into a book form

  6. Avery says:

    Great…maybe next year George Lucas will give us a new Star Wars movie told from the perspective of Jar Jar Binks…

    Seriously, why focus on one of the most loathed characters? If you want to return to the story, do it right.

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