Author J.K. Rowling hosts a special family fundraising evening in aid of her children's charity, Lumos
IN PHOTO: Author J.K. Rowling hosts a special family fundraising evening in aid of her children's charity, Lumos, at the "Warner Bros. Studio - The Making of Harry Potter in Hertfordfshire" in London November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris Reuters/Olivia Harris

Hold on to your broomsticks, Harry Potter fans – J.K. Rowling just verified earlier reports that “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Tem” will be a trilogy.

The 50-year-old British novelist took to Twitter to confirm that a trio of films are on their way for the spinoff, following the success of the Harry Potter series in the big screen. She also put to rest rumours that stageplay “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will also be adapted to a movie.

In response to Twitter user Katie Hendrickson, who expressed excitement over seeing “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on the cinemas, Rowling wrote, “You heard wrong, I'm afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though!”

Rowling echoed the earlier announcement of Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara in October 2014 about the “Fantastic Beasts” movie. “Jo has a vision for this extension of the franchise, and for the first time, she is writing the script for what she believes is at least a trilogy,” he said during an interview with the LA Times. Tsujihara also confirmed that the films will be directed by David Yates, who was behind the lens of the last four films in the eight-part franchise. In addition to Yates, the “Fantastic Beasts” project will gather together the powerhouse team of David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. This will also mark Rowling’s debut as a screenwriter.

Set in 1926, decades before the original “Harry Potter” plot, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” focuses on the adventures of Hufflepuff hero Newt Scamander. In the story, he has just trotted around the globe in search for an extraordinary array of magical creatures. During a stopover in New York, he encounters a muggle named Jacob. Newt’s escapades begin when some of the fantastic beasts in his possession have escaped, signaling doom and destruction both in the wizarding world, as well as the muggle’s. The “Fantastic Beasts” book was originally published in 2001.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” will be released in the US theatres on November 18, 2016, the Internet Movie Database or IMDb reports. It stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. “Fantastic Beasts” cast will also include Colin Farrel (Percival Graves), Ezra Miller (Credence), Ron Perlman (Gnarlack), Katherine Waterston (Porpentina Goldstein), Jon Voight (Henry Shaw, Sr), Samantha Morton (Mary Lou), Carmen Ejogo (Seraphina), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) and Gemma Chan.

The other films, on the other hand, are slated for release in 2018 and 2020, according to LA Times.