This weekend at Harry Potter Celebration, a three-day extravaganza dedicated to the Boy Who Lived held at Universal Studios Orlando, there was an exciting announcement from audio book giant Audible and Pottermore (the official website for author J.K. Rowling), which should please fans of both Potter and everyone's favorite zombie show.
During the opening ceremonies a message flashed on the giant screens in Universal Studios Orlando from none other than Andrew Lincoln, the very British star of AMC's "The Walking Dead." Was he a part of the next "Fantastic Beasts" movie (out this November)? Nope. As it turns out, he's been tapped by Audible and Pottermore to narrate "Quidditch Through the Ages," a Hogwarts Library title written by Rowling (under the incredibly Potter-y pseudonym Kennilworthy Whisp). The title will also feature commentary by beloved Potter characters (including Ginny Potter) and can be purchased on March 15th (preorders are now up). Proceeds will also benefit a number of charities.
The book was first published in 2001 and serves as a kind of historical overview and how-to guide for the fantastical sport of Quidditch. This marks another expansion into the esoteric corners of the Wizarding World, corners that are becoming increasingly important and profitable (since the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise also began as a similar textbook). "The Wizarding World is one that I always wanted to get the chance to step into," Lincoln said in the video. It remains to be seen if the Golden Snitch can take out a walker.