Years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 closed the book on J.K. Rowling‘s original fantasy saga, Warner Bros. is cracking open a 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 it’s set within the same universe, with all the whimsical inventions and fanciful creatures that 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 — or “No-Maj,” rather, which is apparently the American term for Muggles. Watch the very first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer after the jump.
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