Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts trailer released

A new trailer for Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, has been released, taking audiences to 1920s New York as "magizoologist" Newt Scamander arrives in the United States.

The lead character, who stops in the city following his travels to find and document magical creatures, is played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

A magizoologist, in J.K. Rowling's make-believe universe, is somebody who studies magical creatures.

The Fantastic Beasts story is set in 1926 - decades before Rowling's fictional boy wizard Harry Potter begins his adventures at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The new trailer shows more of the magical adventure and supporting cast members Colin Farrell and Katherine Waterston.

It reveals that Scamander was kicked out of Hogwarts "for endangering human life with a beast".

The film opens in cinemas worldwide in November.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2016, with the headline 'Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts trailer released'. Subscribe