J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" universe has come a long way since "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released way back in 1997.
Right now, there are ten books, eight movies, and one play (also published as a book) — and it's getting even more complicated.
To help you out, here's a handy guide to all the material in the Harry Potter universe. The release years are included to give you an idea of how everything unfolded.
Over the next several years, we'll be getting a new trilogy of movies centered around J.K. Rowling's expanded "Harry Potter" wizarding world.
Five years after the debut of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," a trilogy of movies centered around Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the author of the "Fantastic Beasts" book from the original Harry Potter series is on its way.
The films will kick off November 18 with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The movie will follow Scamander as he arrives in New York City in 1926 with a briefcase full of magical creatures. Things go awry when some of them go amok in the Big Apple.
The film's two untitled sequels are currently set for 2018 and 2020 releases.
A stage play following the events of the last "Harry Potter" book debuted in London July 31.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which can be watched over the course of two days or one long day, opened July 31 at London's West End.
The play takes place 19 years after the events of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and is centered around the sons of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, Albus Severus and Scorpius, respectively as they learn an important lesson about the dangers of time travel. Harry, Ron, Hermione, and more characters from the original series are in the play, too, but it's all new actors who play the roles of the beloved characters.
You can read more about the play's plot here.
A few new books and stories are also joining the "Harry Potter" universe. This summer we received "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
In addition to the stage play in London, the script of the play, referred to as a "Special Rehearsal Edition," written by Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany was released in stores July 31, 2016.
A "Definitive Edition" with more stage direction is set for release in early 2017.
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