JK Rowling Drops Details on Jessica Williams’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Role

Williams, a die-hard “Harry Potter” fan, was cast in the series last October

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J.K. Rowling had some more tidbits to share for “Harry Potter” fans during the intermission of the Broadway play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” — mainly about the role played by Jessica Williams in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” sequels.

Williams will be playing Professor Eulalie (Lally) Hicks of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the American equivalent of Hogwarts. But Rowling then revealed that Williams’ character will shine in all her glory, not in the second film, but the third.

“You only see a HINT of Lally in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2.’” Rowling tweeted. “Her true glory is revealed in ‘FB3.’”

Williams, a die-hard “Harry Potter” fan, was cast in the film series last October. 

The second film in the franchise, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will see the return of Eddie Redmayne as magic zoologist Newt Scamander on a quest to stop the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

Directed by David Yates, the film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo and  Poppy Corby-Tuech. It will hit theaters on November 16.

The third film, out of five planned films, is set for release on November 20, 2020.

See Rowling’s social media posts below.