The three-plus-minute video shines light on life for American witches and wizards in the 1920s, and it's clear that their struggle is real. As screenwriter and "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling tell us in the featurette, "magic developed very differently" stateside. Secrecy is of the absolute utmost importance, so you can understand why it's a problem when protagonist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) inadvertently sets magical creatures loose in New York.
Still, rounding up wild beasts looks like the least of the magical community's concerns. With all that the characters will have to tackle, it's no wonder "Fantastic Beasts" is only the first in a five-film series. Rowling is going to have her work cut out for her over the next several years.
Check out her latest exploration of the magical world in the featurette below.
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" hits theaters on Nov. 18.
The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, 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. Read More