American fans of "Harry Potter," today is your day to shine.
It's part one of the series called "Magic in North America," and it covers a lot of cool, new sh*t from the 14th century to the 17th century.
We learn about the first European wizards who crossed the pond (apparently, the magical folk got to the New World way before Muggles!) and the magical Native Americans already living there, who are skilled in wandless magic.
Most importantly, we were introduced to skin-walkers, Native American magical legends. A skin-walker is described as "an evil witch or wizard that can transform into an animal at will" but was, in fact, just Native American Animagi.
Today's story is the first of four pieces to be released this week every day at 9 am EST until Friday, March 11, meaning a full week of new "Potter" content from Queen Jo herself.
This follows the dope trailer for the new series released yesterday. According to that trailer, the rest of this new series will tell us about the following things:
- Ilvermorny, the Hogwarts of the US
- The Salem witch trials
- The Magical Congress of the United States of America, the wizarding government
According to Pottermore, all this new info is intended to get us up to speed on the American wizarding life before the new movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" hits theaters on November 18.
The film is a prequel to "Harry Potter," and follows Newt Scamander's adventures in 1920s New York City.
Ugh fine, you got me, Pottermore. I didn't want to be excited about that movie, but now that you're hitting me with all this backstory, I totally am.
Y'all played me like a damn fiddle, and I ain't even mad. See you at 9 am tomorrow to do this again!