Published On: Tue, Dec 15th, 2015

First trailer ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ returns fans to magical land

Four years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 closed out J.K. Rowling‘s original fantasy saga, Warner Bros. is bringing her new story from the franchise. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them picks up in 1920s New York, seven decades and one ocean removed from Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts, but is clearly within the same universe, with inventions and fanciful creatures that Harry Potter entails.

Eddie Redmayne leads the spinoff as Newt Scamander, a British “magizoologist” who heads to America in search of magical creatures to document. While there, he encounters all manner of new characters, both wizard and Muggle and a “No-Maj,” (the American term for Muggles) Jacob. Newt discovers a

Watch the very first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer below.

Harry Potter fans will recognize Newt Scamander as the author of his Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rowling scripted the film herself, and David Yates (who helmed four of the eight Harry Potter films) returned to direct. Newt discovers a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (“Woodlawn,” TV’s “Ray Donovan”) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Percival Graves.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives November 18, 2016.

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