Big news from Warner Bros. today as it was announced that JK Rowling is writing her first screenplay, a spin-off series taking place in the Harry Potter Universe.
The movie will follow Newt Scamander, who should be familiar to Harry Potter fans as the author of the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film series will take place 70 years before the Harry Potter adventure.
You can find more information here, including some quotes from JK Rowling about why she is doing the story, and the fact that it will not impact the Harry Potter Universe. It will stand on its own within the world.