J.K. Rowling may not be writing more Harry Potter novels, but she's far from leaving the world behind. This Halloween, she's planning to release another short story fleshing out the Harry Potter universe, specifically, focusing on the backstory of the highly disliked one-time Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. The story will indeed be a short one, coming in at 1,700 words, and it's said to include "Rowling’s revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character." As with Rowling's other recent Potter stories, this one will be published on Pottermore, her web community for fans of the series.
Back in July, Rowling wrote a new story that discussed Harry Potter himself, also giving updates on many of his friends. Rowling is also writing the first in a new series of Harry Potter spin-off movies called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The first film is scheduled for a release on November 18th, 2016, with another two films coming in 2018 and 2020. It's not clear how involved Rowling will be beyond this first film, but Harry Potter fans should expect this world to continue for a while, one way or another.