The Trailer For ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Is As Whimsical As You’d Expect

The trailer for J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them dropped last night and it looks just as full of spells and mystery as you’d expect. The prequel to the Harry Potter series, this film is set in 1920s New York where the magic of pre-Depression America can truly shine through Rowling’s signature storytelling style.

The trailer shows the appropriate amount of Eddie Redmayne urgently running through crowds of vested New Yorkers, coupled with shots of mysterious animals that resemble ant-eaters, a high-speed carriage chase, and a quick shot of the only black woman in the film.

You can watch Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in theaters November 18th, where fans will crowd theaters with the passion and gratitude of a nation who’s just survived World War I.